|With the winter storms hitting hard across the nation, I hope and pray that all of you and your families are safe and well. If your heart and mind need a little rest and refueling, please join me for my FREE weekly Mindfulness Meditation Monday (MMM) session from 8-8:30 pm PST.
Last week, we explored mindfulness in relation to the nature of our mind. This week, we will continue to dig a little deeper into the mystery that it is our mind. Even though solving this mystery is the work of a full lifetime, what we can do is learn new and fun ways to manage our mind so we can start to live our lives through the lens of mindfulness and not mindlessness.
While I keep the practice of meditation anchored, supported, and stable, what I love to do most is make mindfulness fun and flavorful! Here’s a short glimpse of the story that I plan to share:
There was once a distraught man named Joe who left his family, children, and business. He was fed up with his life! His wife was always critiquing him, his children always complaining, his employees always wanting more. According to them, he was never good enough and he never did enough. He was done! He headed out aimlessly on foot and ended up at the local park—by the lake—on a lonely bench crying his eyes out.
A complete stranger placed his right hand on Joe’s shoulder to comfort him. With that small prompt, Joe shared his plight: “I’m miserable, unloved, and unappreciated. There is no peace of mind in the house or business that I built or with the family I created.”
This kind stranger, whose name was Mark, asked Joe if he would sit in silence with him, offering him a magic solution to his chaotic life…
For more, you’ll have to join our MMM community on Monday from 8:00 – 8:30pm PST, for a 30-minute drop-in where every week, we learn a little about mindfulness and practice a little meditation. Eventually, a little a week will take you a long way. That’s a promise.