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Monday’s Random Thought: Beautiful June 25, 2012

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The color of raspberries on my cereal, my daughter’s lips as she wipes milk from them and her voice, her sweet, sweet voice as she asks, Mama can I go with you to run errands?

A yard in the neighborhood  bordered with lavender plants, bursting not only with color, but aroma, this sweet amazing aroma.

A white plate served to me at a restaurant with dark green arugula, bright red beets and crumbled creamy white cheese.

A bouquet of orange sweet peas at Pike Place Market, the orange poppies on our deck, the stranger’s orange blouse.

My friend’s news to me that there is a second robin’s nest now in their yard and the sound of chickadees I hear every morning in ours.

Dialouge in a movie, words on a page, listening to a friend’s epiphany.

Rain drops on the window pane, the way the clouds dance in the sky, a stranger’s smile when you are expecting a frown.

All of this full of life. Full of beauty. Color. Sound. Touch, Taste. Smell. Beautiful life all around me.

There is so much beauty around me it is easy to miss. Yes, that’s what I said. You heard me right. So many gifts these little glimpses of beauty, that I forget and take them all for granted.

Lord, lovely Lord, slow me down so I can feel it, live and be in it, all of this beauty.

by J.G. McGlothern

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Monday’s Random Thought: Lift June 18, 2012

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This afternoon at yoga, the instructor invited us to, Lift into our strength instead of sinking into our weakness. Just as he said this I was bitching in my head about not having much upper body strength and complaining about that damn downward dog pose. I don’t enjoy it yet. My shoulders were barking with weird discomfort and I wondered why I even came to the noon class.

Rise into your strength, he repeated.

It’s a grey, damp Monday in the middle of June. The sun not out, it is up to me to lift myself up into my strengths and rise above my weaknesses.

This can be done. A word, a thought, a small shift upward will bring me there.

by J.G. McGlothern

 

Not Five Anymore June 15, 2012

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I had to watch one of my favorite recent movies again tonight. Okay, I had to watch Colin Firth again.

In The King’s Speech, before he is crowned King George VI, Colin’s (we are on a first name basis) character shares about the fear he has of his father and brother. Geoffrey Rush’s character challenges his patient by saying, You don’t have to do what you did when you were five.

We don’t have to keep living in fear wearing our old wounds, walking in the past, repeating the same story. Tomorrow is a new day. We can create new stories, walk new ground and find new ways to start living.

by J.G. McGlothern

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Go with the Flow June 11, 2012

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There is a flow to life that goes beyond our own comprehension. This natural ebb and flow is wise beyond our grasp.

Habits form and we find it just so much more exciting to get in the way of the rhythm of life and to be the one in control.

When we step out of the way, let loose the steering wheel, drop the reins, and stand firmly rooted in faith, hope, the love and grace within, we will be just fine, more than fine. Now we just have to be willing to trust and let go. So easy, right?

by J.G. McGlothern

 

Look Ahead June 6, 2012

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This morning in yoga, our instructor gave us the option to try crow pose or something else. I chose crow. I wobbled as I tried to balance on my hands, squatted low, resting my elbows on my knees. I got my toes off the ground for a nano second. On the second round, I asked the instructor if she would spot me.

Of course, came my answer. I did it. I did crow with someone spotting me, standing there for support in front of me. Change your gaze, look forward. I kept doing crow looking ahead when she stepped aside.

Next time, she said gently, look ahead the whole time, don’t  look down. Gaze forward. Point your sternum ahead. I forget what my sternum is exactly, but I was reminded in all things not just in doing the crow, to look ahead.

When we put our gaze in front us, wide eyed and ready, so much more possibility will come into our awareness.

by J.G. McGlothern

For more on crow, check out my April post… https://heartwriter.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/crow-jello-and-a-little-risk/.

 

Monday’s Random Thought: Whispered Intention June 4, 2012

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This morning at yoga, our instructor invited us to think of an intention we had for the week.

Listen to the whispers of my heart, was mine. That translates as living intentionally, taking a step  back, remembering to breathe and to get out of my head so I can hear what my heart has to say more clearly.

An intention is almost taken more seriously if it comes to us gently, like a whisper.

If shouted to us, pushed upon us we may want to turn the other cheek.

But that consistent, regular whisper is wise enough to speak so quietly, we barely hear it the first time. So we hush everything else around us so when the whisper comes again, we are aware and ready to listen. Open to act out from our heart.

by J.G. McGlothern