Recently, the question was posed to me, “are you practicing out of discipline or is there an element of devotion?” and it simply stopped me in tracks. What has happened to my practice?!

Of course, it started with intention, excitement, curiosity… but overtime, in moments of too busy, it sometimes can feel a little rote. Sometimes it can be too rushed. Too much focus on crossing it off the daily to do list…

The same happens to making dinner at night. To cleaning up my home. To all of life’s repetitive chores. We can forget the meaning behind them. We can take for granted the elements of grace that so plainly show themselves to us on a daily basis.

In today’s episode of The Mindful Minute, we are wrapping up our Miracles in the Mundane series with a look at how we can infuse our daily practice with a sense of the sacred. It is an invitation to connect with your intention and to explore some simple ways to keep our practice infused with the devotion of care.

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Sitting in Traffic

August 26, 2019

Being a native Atlantan, I know a thing or two about getting stuck in traffic. No matter where you live, I’m guessing this meditation will be useful! How often do you get stuck in traffic or waiting on the bus? How often have you thought you planned enough time to get somewhere and then, lo and behold, with zero control of the circumstances, you find yourself 10, 15 even 30 minutes late thanks to traffic.

What does that feel like? Is it frustration? Is it anger? Is it fear that the waiting person will be mad or judge you or not wait for you?

This 5-minute meditation is meant to be listened to in the car. You can continue to drive, obviously eyes open (!!) and let these words guide you back to an awake presence, to help you reconnect to the humanity that surrounds you.

Bookmark the link and the next time you find yourself stuck and feeling some kind of way about it, press play. *please do this safely, only accessing your bookmarks while the car is stopped.*

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You Are Ok

August 22, 2019

In the midst of our Miracles in the Mundane series, I am home this week with the kiddos while my partner is away for work. I’m re-releasing an old episode that ties in perfectly with our focus on being R E A L this month:

For most of us, we operate with some level of “I am not ok; this moment needs to be FIXED” more often than not. We are continually editing the story of our lives, and we do it in a thick, red Sharpie. With slashes across the page, giant X’s through words/moments/experiences and lots of notes in the margins…

Now, imagine for a moment you simply chose to throw away your Sharpies. Truly, you click the cap back on and dump them (ALL of them) in the trash can. How would that feel? How would it be to simply decide you are ok in this moment and all the moments of your life?

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This moment is all anyone has. So, if beauty/grace/joy are to exist, they must exist now. In this everyday, commonplace moment.  In an ordinary moment.

Tune in to today’s mini-meditation from The Mindful Minute for a short guided meditation inviting us to come fully into the present moment and to savor the grace within it.

These mini meditations are meant to support a daily home practice. Tune in every Monday to find your practice for the week! Full episodes are released every Thursday for a longer, deeper practice.

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A friend recently sent me an article about Toni Morrison’s parenting advice. In that article, Morrison asks what happens when your child walks into the room – does your face light up? Or do you jump to fixing what needs to be fixed?

That advice hit home for me as a mama, but equally important, that advice hit home for life in general – 

When you wake up in the morning, does your face light up? Does your heart? Or do you jump into fixing the moment immediately?

If you only listen to one episode of The Mindful Minute this month, I hope it is this one, because this class truly gets to the heart of why we meditate. There is a reason every single wisdom tradition has some version of this teaching – 

“How we spend our days is how we live our lives.”  ~Annie Dillard

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Morning Coffee Meditation

August 12, 2019

Some days it just too much to sit down for a full meditation practice. Maybe one of the kids is home sick. Maybe the work day or school day is too full. Maybe you just aren’t up for it… 

This practice is one of my FAVORITE ways to sneak in a meditation because you better believe no matter what is happening in my life, I’m going to get in my morning cup of coffee!

Take five minutes today to grab a warm cup of coffee or tea, pop in your headphones and take the time to come to presence.

These mini meditations are meant to support a daily home practice. Tune in every Monday to find your practice for the week! Full epsiodes are released every Thursday for a longer, deeper practice.

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