Mindfulness…Less Is More

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Spring reminds us to take time for rebirth. In order to plant something new we must prepare the ground, cultivate the soil, pull out the weeds and make space.  Then we water and wait for the emergence of a bud to flower in all its splendor and simplicity. This is happening both in nature and within our hearts. 

Less is more at this time. Go slow with yourself and honor your energy. What aspect of your life would you like to rebirth or reset? Whatever your focus you only need to use five  simple steps.

1. Let Go  
Let go of expectations about what rebirth looks like or feels like. Clearing out the old is essential.  Release clutter in your mind, your heart, your physical body or surroundings. 

2. Be Willing to Change
Intentionally prepare for change.  Remember change is not easy, simply be willing to be willing 

3. Have a Support System  
We do not grow alone, the flower needs the sun and rain to sprout. Ask for help from a friend, a mentor, a spirit guide or your higher power to have the strength to remove or rebirth an aspect of your life. 

4. Kindness to yourself and others
Send love to all you meet, look people in the eye and  send them a smile. As your feet step on the earth imagine your heart is kissing the earth and each step is a vibration of soft compassion for all who step in the same space. 

5. Patience and Grace
This takes time and true growth is a process. 
In his book “No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering,” Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us without suffering, there is no happiness. So we shouldn’t discriminate against the mud. We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and the suffering of the world, with a lot of tenderness. 

Take this time appreciate the love around you on the earth. I love this website by Amy Melissa Witt on Mindful Gardening  - I hope it speaks to you as well. 

Speaking of mindfulness I am teaching a 3-week class on mindfulness and meditation.  I hope you will join me for the class or commit to deepen your own practice. 


Bright Blessings for rebirth on all levels, 

Melissa 

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