Monday, December 23, 2013

Joy to the world

I am overwhelmed. I have a deadline of 9 am this morning to turn in a book I am ghost-writing, I have two appointments in two different government offices to finish business we have finished several times already, I have to go to two banks to run errands, I have to return a few calls, plan what my son and I will do for Christmas and I have to go Christmas shopping...all in a day. Oh boy.

I am sipping my coffee, I am shutting down for a few minutes. The last few weeks have been hectic. I just realized that somewhere in the struggle I forgot that I don't struggle. That when I go with the flow, I accomplish everything. I am not flowing, so I am recharging my spiritual chops that as this day goes by I don't move at the pace of the world, that I remember what falls within my purpose and what I can let go of, that I enjoy everything I do and appreciate everyone I meet today.

One breath in, one breath out and I am centered. Try it with me. One breath in, one breath out. Try it with a little smile. It makes it easier. A few more breaths. Just for a moment. This will be our meditation. Today is a good day to remember that life's annoyances and pressures are on one side of the coin. Whatever it is that is overwhelming us has another side to it. Today I make a conscious effort to remember how much I love my work, how blessed I am, how much I love and am loved back and how excited I am to spend time with family and friends over the next few days. Today is a good day to be cheerful in the face of our responsibilities and to-do lists. Today is a good day to spread some joy...

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