Happy Mindful Monday, all you lovely people. We’re working through the L2B program and so far we’ve done these themes:
B: Body, learning to listen to our bodies
R: Reflect, reflecting on our thoughts
E: Emotions, we can surf the waves of our emotions
So, today we are at A: Attend, attend to what’s inside
and outside of us
For this, I’m simply going to borrow from here, a memo from the Body-Mind to all Body-Mind Owners:
And now, what do we do with this? Slow down, be more mindful and present with everything.
Mindful eating includes paying attention to sensations
as we eat; practicing gratitude for all the people whose work made it possible
for us to eat this food.
Mindful walking includes paying attention to movements
of our muscles, our lungs, our arms swinging, our hips swaying; practicing
gratitude for our abilities to move in whatever way we can.
Mindfully going into this week includes paying
attention to our intensions and what we hope/plan to do, closing our eyes and
seeing how things will play out; practicing gratitude for our skills,
abilities, and all the people in our lives whose work make it possible for us
to likewise work toward what we want to do.
I am wishing this for you, my friends, that your week
is blessed and full of peace and love as you move more mindfully through.
*If you’d like a way to put more
mindfulness into practice, this holiday season, consider getting one of these
Holiday Thrive journals I’ve put together. They are self-care guides to help you
not just survive the stresses of the holidays, but thrive through them.