Showing posts from October, 2009

Permission to start over

As a Meditation Teacher I teach people to start over when they are meditating and a thought comes in. Don’t beat yourself up... just start again. I don’t believe life is “trial and error”. There are no errors. “Try and try again” or “try and begin again”. So, why do we beat ourselves up again and again when we become out of alignment? I noticed today that I would get annoyed and then get annoyed at myself that I let myself get out of alignment. It’s just a viscous cycle. Everyone who is alive gets out of alignment once in a while, no exceptions. So, give yourself a break... and begin again. Blessings, Kim

Question for you....

I have a question for everyone... Do you schedule housework into your day? I’ve only recently come to the conclusion that I need to schedule it or it either doesn’t happen or I rush around like a crazy person to ‘squeeze’ it into a day that is already far too busy... and then am not the nicest person as a result. I certainly don’t remember my mom scheduling it... what about you? Blessings, Kim

Under the weather

Last Thursday I was feeling ‘under the weather’ and it ended up being a great day! I cancelled all the plans I had and stayed home with my daughter. It seemed to be like a reset button... from go, go, go to slow, slow, slow. The next day was even better! Even though things seemed slower and more relaxed I got more done, somehow, and then I could really feel the gratitude for everything and everyone in my life. It seems like more and more is added to my week so a random day off is just what the doctor ordered! Blessings, Kim

A big life goal achieved

Yesterday, (Sunday, October 4th, 2009) marked a life-goal achievement for me that was pretty big. I ran my first ½ marathon at the Prince Edward County Marathon. I’ve only been running for about a year and only had one race under my belt, which was a 5 km run, so this was a big deal for me. Not to mention, with not really any training to speak of. I ran 4 km two days a week for the past three weeks. A friend asked me today how I felt now that I’ve achieved this big goal... proud and powerful. I feel definitely feel powerful. I have always been in such awe of others that could run that distance. While running I had a chance to ask someone how long she had been a runner and her response was inspiring. She ran her first ½ marathon when she was 55 and her first full marathon when she was 65. She thinks she may stop at 70. I love that! I started with walking after my daughter was born in because, despite what people tell you about breastfeeding helping for weight loss, I was gaining weight