How simple is that?
For me, this boils down to everything I ever learned.
And all I'll ever need to learn. It's how I want to live my life.
I chalk painted the words on my office window today.
It's so simple. I might forget🙃.
I chose different "wisdom whisperers" every week to stay alert.
How about you? Do you remember the small things you want to do? And do you act on them? If you have an honest "yes" here; congratulations! You are one step closer to where you want to be! Keep practicing!
I put my reminders on sticky notes and place them on the bathroom mirror: After all most of us take at least a peek at our morning faces before we stretch into our lives. I put them on top of my shopping list, my yoga mat, on the dashboard in my car and on my computer. I want to walk my talk.
Stop right here and read the words or say them out loud:
"Every day is a fresh start."
What comes up? Do you believe it? Criticize it? But if it? Are you willing to act on it?
In its simplicity, it tells us: BE HERE NOW! It's all you've got.
Unfortunately, this simple advice is not a freebie. We have to practice it. We have to practice to remember to remember!
Our yoga mat is a great place to train this presence muscle. Think of
Each time you stand like a Mountain is a fresh start. A new moment in time. Your feet touch the earth, your crown lifts to the sky! And a favorite of mine:
"Let your heart gently lift upward and your brain gently downward."
Stay present. A fresh start!
Our minds race with us through our day if we don't interrupt it. We are:
- on autopilot, perhaps chasing after our to-do lists
- following our hamster mind from A-Z of our human struggles
- attend to past hurts - yes, yesterday belongs to the past too
- attach our hopes to a future goal or worse, a future pain.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath. Each beginning of your inhalation is a new start or moment in time. Honor it. Cherish it!
Start fresh. Grab this little reminder and make it part of your day.
Lead with your heart!
🌷 I don't shine if you don't shine.
PS. I plan to send "wisdom whispers" to you a few times a month. If you want a weekly one, let me know in the comments. I'm getting better at what this tech has to offer as I go.
Photo: I took it on New Years Day in m front yard.
Manuela Rohr is a certified Yoga Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. Living mindfully and with joy is her priority. She is a writer and has a passion for books, trees, cooking, and dancing. Any chance she has she hangs out with her trees, often upside down. She is the warrior-mother of an extraordinary daughter, a sister, and wife. If like to stay in touch with me please sign up for my newsletter here: https://forms.aweber.com/form/52/1855858252.htm