Walking the Labyrinth
Roses on the path,
Clean shiny stone,
Color splashed across the floor.
All this and more
Make up the journey
Of the labyrinth.
“The first thing to remember is to start where we are. How could we start where we are not? And yet, how often we try to start way ahead of ourselves. That leads nowhere. But wherever we are, help is there. Life provides all the help we need. If we trust and look for it, we shall find it.” ~Brother David Steindl-Rast
“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Pink Milk Nights and Looking Forward
As I sit writing this post, I’m drinking a cup of herbal tea heavily laden with orange blossom honey. Looking out my bedroom window, I see the Oquirrh Mountains which are blanketed with lavender snow and touched by peach colored clouds. Heaven. Tonight promises to be a “Pink Milk Night.”
When my children were young we made a special treat when the evening sky was pink. Grenadine syrup and milk; aka “Pink Milk.” Happy memories of days gone by fill my mind as I ponder the year to come.
I don’t know what this year will bring and I have learned to be careful about exerting too much will over the future. This year I look to principles rather than outcomes
Rather than lose 20 pounds… I choose health.
Rather than going to Europe… I choose mind-expanding adventure.
Rather than cleaning and de-cluttering my home… I choose simplicity.
Rather than saving and making more money… I choose abundance.
Rather than gaining 1000 readers… I choose authenticity.
Rather than folding 1000 cranes… I choose creativity.
Rather than being confident… I choose courage.
Rather than being efficient with my time… I choose to be mindful.
Rather than striving for perfection… I choose balance.
Rather than numbering the ways I will serve… I choose compassion.
Rather than reading countless books…I choose inspiration.
Rather than trying to fix what is wrong… I choose happiness.
Tonight may you begin the journey of finding the life that is waiting for you in 2014. Happiest of New Year‘s to you my dear friends.
This week I started working on a post about anger and in doing so, opened Pandora’s Box.
On Monday I began my research and was surprised to discover I didn’t know as much about the topic as I thought. Let me reframe that…I found so much new information, that it expanded my perspective and understanding.
New insight emerged after reading a fantastic article called “Anger in the Age of Entitlement “by Steven Stosny. It stated:
Anger doesn’t need to managed; the ego vulnerability that causes anger problems needs to be reduced through fidelity to one’s deepest values.
I love that!!! I love it so much that I want to take more time to think before writing….so for your reading pleasure, this week I’ve shared 8 of my favorite blogs.
Have fun. Each one is a little goldmine of information and inspiration. Mental Floss and Someone Once Told Me is pure entertainment. Let me know which ones you like and if you have your own favorites, share them with us.
Mental_Floss Random, Interesting, Amazing Facts and Trivia- Fun Quizzes and Trivia http://www.mentalfloss.com
Change the World by Doing Work You Love/Live Your Legend http://liveyourlegend.net
The Bold Life-Inspiration for Fearless Living
Marc and Angel Hack Life- Practical Tips for Productive Living http://www.marcandangel.com
Tiny Buddha– Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives
Someone Once Told Me. A new photo every day. http://www.someoneoncetoldme.com
Brene Brown- Storyteller and Researcher http://www.brenebrown.com
Have a great week and I’ll see you on Monday for Weekly Wellness-Check-in. We’re nearing the end of the list of mental health wellness indicators, but I have some other fun things in store for when it’s complete.
Shine on 🙂