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Monday’s Random Thought: Mindfulness March 30, 2015

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I decided to repost a blog I wrote this time of year, five years ago. With life being cyclical, patterns repeat. This Lent I chose my word to be MINDFULNESS. A similar word to the one I chose five years ago. With it being Easter week, my mind is reflective, questioning, grateful and curious. This year I chose mindfulness as my word to focus on because I find myself in so many places at once, not really being present to what I am doing and what is before me.

I don’t know if I’ve become more present but I do notice more awareness in the trying, which brings us to the post I wrote five years ago…Happy Reading. Happy Holy Week.

https://heartwriter.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/eyes-wide-open/

Eyes Wide Open

I love Lent.  Forty days before Easter, a chance to create reflection time in my life.  An opportunity to look at my heart.  To observe, listen, watch.

I have chosen one word to represent my Lenten journey this season…AWARENESS.  And oh, the doors that are opening and revealing such bright light.

A friend gave me a book with that very title, Awareness, and I’m only in the beginning but the word struck such a cord with me, I wanted to sit with it.

Ever since I chose that word as my focus, my reminder, my prayer I’ve had conflict arise in my life.  Inside and out.  Conflict that has opened my eyes in a way I didn’t know I could see.  There have been harsh words spoken, misunderstandings, hurt feelings and the surprise in it all was who I had to forgive.  Myself.  It is life giving to look at yourself in a new light and say – I’m not perfect, I’m not always right, I have the power to hurt others, I matter.  So instead of hanging my head low, I raise it up high.  Learning from it all.

I don’t want to walk blindly through my days, instead I wish to be aware, alive, even if that brings pain and sadness.  Because out of that pain and sadness new life is born.  Seeds blossom.

by J.G. McGlothern

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