Saturday, January 7, 2017

being still


Being still and doing nothing are two different things.
Jackie Chan, Karate Kid


Arctic blasts of cold air have been surging through Minnesota for about a week now. Relief is coming but only for a little while. Zero degrees feels like a friggin heat wave. All weather is all relative is a common saying in this parts. A simple shift of expectations can makes a season's worth of difference. 

Simple shifts are what I'm on the lookout for these days. A five minute struggle though meditation becomes six minutes the next day and seven the day after that.

Meditation is perhaps the best way to fully understand the deep meaning I found in the kids movie we watched last night. I scrambled to write down that simple sentence before it became trampled by that ever-present monkey mind of mine.  

This is my biggest little simple shift for this week. Knowing that being still is very different from doing nothing. Stillness simultaneously captures the moment while opening my heart's container for more. A little today, a bit more tomorrow and yet a little more the day after that. A simple shift of my expectations is making a soul's worth of difference.











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