Practices, Wednesday Words & Things I Love

Wednesday Words:

W.A.I.T. and WAIT https://youtu.be/BDJhc_xH8-M

CULMINATING https://youtu.be/7qJUvKsP2OA

PERSPICUOUS https://youtu.be/_cQ0AyESzTI

FELICITOUS https://youtu.be/GXuk3CSAZ6g

CONSISTENT https://youtu.be/EBJ2JM-wtOI

EQUINOX https://youtu.be/JsTNGzIFn1g

EQUINIMOUS https://youtu.be/wXqCPinF4_g

LOFTY https://youtu.be/GCwd8X40_aU

VENERABLE https://youtu.be/3agg4eAmPbo

AUGUSThttps://youtu.be/eUDXYzmuI48

HOME https://youtu.be/i94oLOAka8U

GALLANT https://youtu.be/pSe2-1SdzLo

WORTH https://youtu.be/6DAlBRhvP9o

SANCTUARY https://youtu.be/_-Sm0MMm2o0

TRENDS https://youtu.be/RRQfs-MJ2W0

PATIENCE, CURIOSITY AND STAY https://youtu.be/k4zUjxIQDdc

CONNECTION https://youtu.be/H83qDdPqVDY

LIGHT https://youtu.be/TNj5z2vZTIk

ATTENTION https://youtu.be/fyxahlvu4Ko

PAUSE https://youtu.be/j9BJuEfCmHc

THINK https://youtu.be/Pm44C6SJ1Wk

CLEAVE https://youtu.be/Yc0ruMvvZtI

VISION https://youtu.be/PSPQEL2uUHE

REFLECTION https://youtu.be/-rxVDbMFz4s

Practices:

TENSE AND RELEASE

Slowly tense and release all of your muscles from your head down to your toes.

Feel what happens to your body and your mind as you do.

SYSTEM CHECK

HALT. Right now, are you feeling…..

Hungry

Angry

Lonely or

Tired?

If so, what could you do about it…?

ONE TRACK MIND

Play one of your favorite songs.

Pick one instrument or sample track to focus on, and

listen to just that one instrument through the entire song.

SENSATIONS WITHIN

Notice five sensations in your body right now.

Count them on your fingers.

GRATITUDE MANTRA

Bring to mind something you are grateful for.  Silently repeat this while holding the image in your mind.

How do you feel?

Things I Love:

“Hats” are my Friday Favorite!

All the Hats we wear are important and represent something, even though they may be the invisible kind:

  • Rain Hats—–Protect our heads
  • Costume Hats—be someone or something else for fun
  • Baby Hats—-to feel warm and safe
  • Fishing at Hats— Protect from sun
  • Angel Halo Hat (too tight) — try it on for size… for funaHHHHHh     \h\s
  • Photography Hat—- to feel protected from sun and elements and to concentrate

All the hats we wear in a day with all that we do in life can be pretty awesome to think about. Physically putting them on and taking them off is easy but the transition from the invisible kind from family member to friend to job to caregiver to driver to cook to cleaner to advisor to gardener to advocate to neighbor to teacher to …. to…. to…….. The list goes on and on and can be tiring and exhausting if they all get mixed up into many into facets of “giving”.

Transitions happen every day and can be easier, happen with more ease and calm and can be joyful!

Mindfulness coaching can be useful for challenges and transitions from hat to hat.

Mary Oliver Poetry

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees

for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body

love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain

are moving across the landscapes, 

over the prairies and the deep trees,

the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,

are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, 

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting  

over and over announcing your place 

in the family of things.

from Dream Work 

by Mary Oliver