Two common phrases this time of year are “Peace on Earth” and “Happy New Year”. Like many phrases they can be hollow unless we actually put our energy and intention toward manifesting peace and happiness.
Because of negativity bias and our own habits and patterns, it can challenging to change, even if we want to grow peace and happiness in our garden of life.
We make New Year’s resolutions and often they don’t manifest quickly and easily. We may feel like we have failed and become cynical, thinking we can never improve our outlooks. BUT, it is just like coming back to the breath. We can begin again, nothing lost!
If you are working with anxiety here’s a wonderful link to a short segment from the TODAY show’s recent broadcast about mindfulness and anxiety.
When we get stuck with unwholesome habits and patterns we have an opportunity, not for discouragement, but to see the causes and conditions that brought unhappiness and a lack of peace into our lives. Changing patterns takes repeated efforts.
In the midst of the difficult and painful lie the moment to acknowledge what is present and offer some compassion for the suffering. We change not through demands but through the gentle & enduring presence of love.
I am going to offer Mindfulness to the cast of Slave Play in New York this coming weekend. This play confronts our country’s painful history of slavery. The mindfulness community is focusing on healing and inclusion. I am happy to be a part of this effort.
Here are some opportunities I’d like to share with you…
I have added some new yoga videos to the website!Each video requires a password. For the first three, just fill out the form on the page and you will receive the password immediately.
The MBSR Yoga Tutorial is reserved for teachers or trainees. Please fill out the form. I will review it and then send you the password.
Wishing you mindful moments, sweet memories, and all the happiness a heart can hold.