Good morning my dear one,
I wish for you many blessings this coming week: peace, joy, love, all the good God fruit just hanging on the vines waiting for you to select for yourself. Will you pick peace? Will you reach out for joy? We always, in all circumstances, have a choice. You and I can choose to look at our troubles and grumble. Or, we can actively participate with Jesus in calming the storms of our inner minds. Through mindfulness training I am learning to identify my thoughts and consequently, my feelings, because feelings always follow a thought. And when I’m sad or fearful, I am learning to speak kindly to myself with compassion. I wish to share with you one of these techniques.
Of course, my session always starts with being still and closing my eyes. Next, I use my breath as my anchor to rule out any negative thoughts. Then, I place my hand on my heart and repeat loving phrases to myself such as: May I be filled with loving kindness. May I be safe and protected. May I be well in body and mind, strong and healed, and may I be happy.
Jesus said that we are to love others as we love ourselves. It is only from a compassionate heart that we are able to empathize with our neighbor. Friends, try this exercise. Say the words slowly and with kindness to your own hurting places. I am healing. You can as well, it just takes intention and practice. I wish you peace. Linda