New day

The new day dawns , I spent 20 minutes with myself ! Instead of the usual jumping out of bed late trying to rally the troops to eat and get to school ,!

I had time to wonder what this new day would bring as I let the sleep naturally fall away from my eyes instead of the usual vigorous rubbing !

And I found this gem !

“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Poems and Translations

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Monkey mind

“I am burdened with what the Buddhists call the monkey mind. The thoughts that swing from limb to limb, stopping only to scratch themselves, spit and howl. My mind swings wildly through time, touching on dozens of ideas a minute, unharnessed and undisciplined. You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

Do you ever have days like this ?

Days where you can’t keep up with your thoughts because they are jumping from place to place , thing to thing !!!!

what do you do to try to help yourself ??

I’m going to try this, this evening and see how I settle that monkey down !!

mindfulness meditation

Well calmness has returned to the stormy seas ! This guided meditation has worked to calm me mentally and physically!! Try it let me know how you go

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