I'm grateful for great girlfriends and a strong, supportive community. I'm grateful for the practice of meditation that helps me quiet my mind and find the answers I seek. I'm grateful to recognize that sometimes it is my own limiting belief or fear that keeps me from finding the answers easily. When I sit in the quiet stillness of meditation and release all resistance to what the answer may be; that is when I can clearly see it all in front of me. I'm grateful to breathe into this stillness. I'm grateful to see the answers even if they are not what my mind thinks I want in this moment. I know that Spirit always leads me to what is best. And I am grateful for a meditation practice that allows me to find the wisdom in that stillness. So often we ask God for what we want but we do not take the time to ask what is best for us; or we ask and then do not listen to the response. Today, when you ask also take the time to listen. Take the time to still any fears you have about not getting it and ask if it is really what is best. Sometimes the answer is not what we want to hear but it is always what is needed. If you already have a solid meditation practice, I encourage you to explore asking some of your tough questions and allowing the response to come. If you do not meditate (or pray), I encourage you to explore this outlet as a way to rebalance and find the stillness that can be a challenge in this busy world. No matter where you are, know that you are in just the right place and it is your choice where you go from here. I'm grateful to be both teacher and student, both leader and follower in a world that is both complex and beautiful. Namasté.
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.