How was your weekend? We hope it was fabulous! A few of our team members took a little road trip
this weekend and had several hours in the car to think. While, we always stress mindfulness here, we
also know the dangers of having too much time to sit with a cluttered mind (see Mindful vs Mind Full).
So, the inspiration for today’s #MindfulnessMonday is a quote by the Buddha: “Your worst enemy
cannot harm you as much as your unguarded thoughts”.
Confession: we don’t always practice what we preach. We try, we really try, but we, like everyone else
are a work in progress. And, the fact that sometimes our progress is not as quick or as consistent as we
hope, we can get mad at ourselves and criticize ourselves. And then we remind ourselves to stop. Stop
and take stock of where we are, all the positive things we have done, all the less positive things we have
done and all the things we still want to do. And then, we make an action plan of how to get there. We
know “action plan” can seem daunting, but really it can be as simple as: 1) Buy lemons (so that we can
get back on track with drinking hot water with lemon each morning) 2) Sign up for meditation workshop
3) Read 10 pages in the book we said we would finish last month 4) Call grandmother (like we said we
would). See, when you break it down, is it really so daunting?
Life is busy and it is full of obligations and deadlines and all the little things (like buying lemons, must
buy lemons!) and it can seem like we are falling short in every little thing (I didn’t call Grandma again,
I’m the worst!). Instead of hating on yourself, guard your thoughts and mind your mind. Know where
you want to be, set a plan to get there and then enjoy the ride. And if you get stalled or detoured, that’s
okay too. Plans are meant to change, to evolve, to be built upon. The world outside can be rough
enough, so don’t make it tougher by being so hard on yourself. Be good to yourself, and like Tinkerbell
says, “think happy thoughts!”
Have a great week everyone , Namaste.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.