I know a few dear humans who — right now — are running on empty…so many obligations…never enough time. So, this morning I’m sharing a meditation that I’ve offered to those I love for years. These are my simple morning affirmations, useful especially when I feel less than capable, overloaded.
The Delightful Day
Rise with the sun…or whatever facsimile of sun, clouds or inclement weather may greet you. See the magic in the shades of gray, the majesty of the ever-changing wonder of nature.
Stretch your body…as much as feels right for you and remember…while your punch list of projects and tasks might be daunting, take that deep, restorative breath anyhow. You’ll do your best. You always do.
Pause to wonder…how might you make a difference with your day. For yourself, for someone near or far. As the new day reveals itself, consider completing a long-overdue task – just one will do – or examine a fresh-on-the-scene challenge…and move forward with courage.
Stretch your mind. Consider doing the thing that seems out of reach. Ask for help if you need it. Be the one to encourage someone else, if you can.
Rest easy. Allow yourself to feel pride and a sense of accomplishment at day’s end…remembering that a fresh start is on the other side of well-deserved slumber.
Most of all, take care of you!