Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Take a moment

Days filled with appointments, chores, work, busy-ness, thoughts swirling around in our heads, emotions filling our hearts, perceived threat, assumptions of dread ... these are the things that make up most of our daily lives.

I am asking you to take a moment in your day

~to listen to the sounds outside your own head
~to breath deeply, down to your toes
~to notice how you really feel
~to pay attention to the sensations your body is feeling right now
~to really taste your food
~to use each of your senses, one at a time~fully
~to let assumption go with the wind, they are probably wrong anyway
~to let go of guilt and regret
~to live in this very minute
~to appreciate what you have
~to not want or need
~to forget about shoulds, coulds and woulds
~to let your shoulders go down and back
~to stand up straight, like you are carrying a basket on your head filled with eggs
~to notice where you are and why
~to smile
~to just listen to every single sound
~to offer a prayer of thanks
~to think of someone with love
~to know that you are where you are suppose to be
~to know that it will all be all right
~to love yourself as you are
~ to feel what is touching you, a pillow, a chair, your car seat, feel it
~to daydream

I can go on and on but today~

Take a moment just for you.


  1. YES. Love this. Goes very well with my recent post on mindfulness in fact :)

  2. Once again, thanks for the reminder, Susan. My head is definitely filled with stuff I need to "put in a bubble and just blow it away".

  3. Thank you Susan. I try to do this every monring before the day gets away from me. I take time to pray and think. Gold bless you.