Mindfulness…Less Is More

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, 


Living, Faith, Hope and Action. 

Living, Faith, Hope and Action. 

Having “faith” (a firm belief in something that has no proof) can be scary, especially in times of change. Over the past months many people are experiencing shifts in their personal lives and the landscape of their future.  Faith can break our fear and propel us forward to KNOW that the outcome will be positive and for the greatest good.
Have we lost hope in the country and each other over the past year of political upheaval? We need to remember we are still spiritual beings full of compassion, curiosity and joy.  We have the ability to solve problems and open hearts by letting go of our egos and choosing Love. Action is needed more now than ever to help heal and create a peaceful world. Action creates change and every small action can create a big change.  Challenging times can be our greatest teacher. As the compassionate leader The Dalai Lama said: “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.”

Here are a few ways to take action to help create a world of hope, faith and love.
1. Smile
2. Pay for someones coffee or tea
3. Buy or make cut-out hearts and randomly hand them to strangers
4. Show people love is possible and all around us
5. Volunteer for a cause you believe in
6. Reach out to someone in need
7. Let go of fighting words – hold onto peaceful progress
8. Assert your beliefs in humanity
9. Write letter of encouragement and challenge politicians and world leaders to adopt kindness and compassion
10. Lead by example
11. Be a carrier of joy

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