I often get asked why I wake up so early in the morning. Most days it’s about 4 am.
The answer is that it’s really the only time to get uninterrupted ‘me-time’.
Case in point, today I decided to sleep in until 5:30 am.
As I sat to do my morning meditation, the dogs woke up and started whining needing to go out for a pee.
If I’m honest, this ‘pissed’ me off (pun intended).
But rather than trying to act like it didn’t I allowed the feeling for a few moments.
As I walked the dogs, I could have continued to be frustrated...
but instead I chose to practice gratitude while they did their thing.
It afforded me the opportunity to pick my head up and see the beauty of this early morning sunrise and feel a deep connection to nature.
This is life in a nutshell.
We can have the best laid plans and then you’re thrown a ‘curve ball’.
It’s not the ‘curve ball’ that defines you, rather how you respond to it.
"Lack of forgiveness is one of the greatest forms of self-imprisonment".
- Michael Bernard Beckwith
When I first heard my teacher Michael Bernard Beckwith say this at a retreat I was attending, I felt it reverberate through every fiber of my being.
There was something with in me that knew I had just heard the TRUTH.
Forgiving others can be hard, especially when to our mind, it feels unforgivable.
But when we feel we've been "wronged" by another, and we hold onto rancor/resentfulness, animosity, hatred, venom, "you owe me" thoughts and feelings...
it only serves to diminish our own light/vitality and essentially tells the "universe" we are "owed" something by another...and holds us hostage to a form of debt consciousness .
In this case, the only person we are hurting is ourselves. And ultimately, we give our "power" away to another person.
When we learn to Forgive, we set ourselves free and take back our own power. The energy which we were giving to these feelings, can now be used in...
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