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First I just want to say a big HELLO to you all and tell you that I’ve missed talking with so many of you during these strange, unique, and stressful times! I honestly believe that ALL of our lives in one way shape or form have been turned upside down in the past bunch of weeks!

 

I also believe that change for many of us is quite often difficult and unsettling. But when life as we know it gets flipped on it’s head…when life as we know it is not here anymore… what do we do? What can we do? How should we feel? How do we cope? When will life get back to normal? Or at least a new normal? I really don’t think that things will or can be quite the same ever again! We have to be open to mourning the loss and pain that these changes bring. And for some of us these losses may be truly great. And yet knowing all of this to be true, I do believe that some changes will indeed be for good! πŸ™‚

 

What are your thoughts?!? How are you doing?!?

 

Recently I completed a mediation workshop. It was very powerful and very helpful for me. It felt so good to be part of a small group of like minded people wanting to be more present and more mindful of themselves, others, and the world around them. πŸ™‚

 

I have learned the power of turning my focus and attention to my breath, especially in moments of anxiousness or stress. More often than not, it’s the one thing we can indeed control. And sometimes, that may be all that we can control…or feel like we can control. So in this strange and uncertain time, taking time to tune in to and follow our breath, may just be the perfect antidote. Indeed it is making a difference for me! πŸ™‚

 

So what I’m thinking about right now is my desire to share a quote or poem or perhaps even both…a mindful moment with you here each week in my blog. I think we can all use a little bit of inspiration. And hopefully…what touches me, will touch you too! πŸ™‚

 

So here is the first…

“Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We feel more alive. We also gain immediate access to our powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing.”Β  Β  Β  Β Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Joy & Love,

Goddess Mandy πŸ™‚ XO