Breathe in. Pause. Breathe out. According to Etty Hillesum, “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.” Esther “Etty” Hillesum was a Jewish woman whose letters and diaries, kept between 1941 and 1943, describe life … More A gift: the pause between breaths.
I have been under the weather recently, so here are just a few thoughts for you this week. These are seven principles for contentment that I try to live by: Make PEACE with your PAST so it does not negatively affect your future. WE do not move forward by keeping our eyes in the rear … More 7 Principles for Contentment
The belief, that we need to do more, is compelling. Would it not be better to believe in doing those things that matter; and, to have experiences that have relevance, significance or importance in our lives? Sure, but, I often find myself still struggling with trying to do everything because I fear I will be … More Do Less for More Fulfillment
As we approach the end of the fourth month of this year, I find myself contemplating over the highlights/qualms of the year. We are one-third of the way through it. While I am not exactly where I want to be, I am content. There are so many things that I have done and places where … More We are exactly where we need to be.
Revival is defined as a recovery, a renewal, or an awakening; but, in this article, revival describes a renewed interest in one’s spirituality and self-sanctity to produce serenity, bliss, and contentment. A sacred space is not physical place, but rather a setting or environment where we can connect with our soul. To create a sacred … More Create and use a sacred space for revival.
Awareness is your ability to sense, to feel, to perceive, to comprehend and/or to be conscious of events, conditions, objects, or patterns in your external or internal environment. Some people are more acutely aware than others, while some are “blind” or desensitized to certain conditions, objects or events in their environment. White noise like a … More Expand your awareness.
Visualize a space filled with unsorted mail, magazines, a couple boxes of holiday decorations and other misplaced items; and, every hour in the week is filled with work, events and obligations. Now, visualize a space that is open with only essential items and a few aesthetic pieces; and, a calendar is pared down to only … More 5 ways to simplify.