Listening to the Voice within

Most of us are familiar with Jiminy Cricket. He was the conscience of Pinocchio in Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story. We all have that voice within – or without – that talks to us. I’m not sure why Jiminy popped into my mind when I began this post but he’s kinda cute so I kept him.
My post is more about the voice within that speaks to you that isn’t your conscience. Continue reading

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Quietening the Mind

I guess when your routine has been thrown out like mine was a couple of weeks ago, it takes time to get back into the swing of things once life returns to normal. (Although I have often asked myself exactly what ‘normal’ is for me. 🙂 )
However, the hardest thing I have found since arriving back home is returning to my meditation practice each morning and stilling my mind from everything that is constantly swirling within. Continue reading

Morning Meditation

This morning I lay on the floor and petted the Diva. She doesn’t allow this very often at all. I listened to her purr and remarked to the GG that I could meditate to that sound as it is so relaxing.
My current meditation background is Wayne Dyers “I Am” meditation. I breathe in say the words “I am xxxxxxx” and visualise this.
In recent times words have been coming to me. This morning as I began I prayed “what am I today Lord”?
The reply put me a little off balance “I am letting go”.
“Letting go of what?”
“Today you are letting go and trusting.”

So today as I head off to work I am letting go and letting God.
I’m not sure how that’s going to work out.

Peace and Stillness

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I purchased some posters a few months ago on Peace and Zen Living and I have put a few up in my craft room and the spare room. The Tween finds some of these sayings funny.

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step

Lao Tzu

She read this one out and said “Well duh. You can’t walk anywhere unless you take a step first”. By jove I think she’s got it!

We cannot see our reflection in running water

It is only in still water that we can

Taoist proverb

To a Tween who has difficulty in keeping still and is always pirouetting or doing high kicks around the house, this was something she had difficulty in grasping. Looking at it literally she said “Of course there is no reflection in running water because it keeps moving”. I tried to explain its meaning but I don’t think she got it.

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear

Zen saying

The Tween response to this “Well that’s obvious. If you don’t shut up, you won’t hear anything”. I think she’s got this one too. 🙂 With that in mind, I’m not sure though that she will get the saying about Peace in my graphic.

How difficult it is to remain peaceful and calm when all around you is noise – particularly at this time of the year. The pace tends to become so frantic as people rush to complete things before year’s end. Add in the social engagements and other commitments and it begins to spiral out of control at times. Take time throughout the coming days to take a few deep breaths, calm your heart and close your eyes and be still.

Have a blessed day 🙂