MMM How to Train a Wild Elephant — Week 5

Posted on September 13, 2021

How we feel about Mondays can depend on several things. If I’ve had a crazy weekend, I’m grateful to return to my Monday routine. If my workload for the week ahead is heavy, well, maybe Monday is a little daunting. That’s one of the reasons why I chose Monday as the day for our weekly mindfulness and meditation session. Whether we are coming out of a busy weekend or entering a busy week, Monday is a gateway—one that can help us let go of what is past (the weekend) and enter the next moment (the week ahead) with a mindful attitude.

The short meditations and mindfulness practices that we do together really carry me through the next few days and help with what we call work-life balance. One thing is clear, the mind-set that we want for our day, week, month, and life is ours to choose. Having a community to help anchor this mindfulness mind-set with is my biggest blessing. I continue to learn from you. Your presence at and dedication to attending these weekly sessions inspires me to dig deeper and to bring more practical mindfulness tools to you and your families.

We’re in session five of our eight-week How to Train a Wild Elephant practice group. Last session’s practice of “Secret Act of Virtue” certainly challenged many of us! Thanks for your shares on our WhatsApp group. Pivoting to the new practice of “Noticing Smells” was certainly fun and more easily applicable in daily activities. There’s a quote in some Hindu scriptures that says:

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.

It’s a no-brainer that as we commit to inviting mindfulness into our daily routine, we build mental wealth and good health for our future. So please join me tonight at 8pm PST for the unveiling of another surprise mindfulness practice that we can weave into our week ahead!

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I’ll be looking forward to seeing you tonight.


In Joy,

Roma Khetarpal