September is ending and Fall has kicked in! We love seeing all the pumpkin-flavored items in the stores and can't wait for holidays with loved ones to begin soon!
We know life is getting busier, with things opening back up, and the world planning more and more events, it's hard to find time to relax and/or just breathe. Jonathan's aunt recently visited and she shared a great piece of advice from meditation master, Mingyur Rinpoche, which would help in this very case: "Short time, Many Times."
If you even just have 5 minutes somewhere in between meetings, on the way to the next event, or while getting ready in the morning, take a short period to just focus on your breath, to calm your mind, or pause - and do this many times throughout the day, you'll find that the effect will last longer and longer - the frustrations and agitations will go away.
The path of life is full of thorns and pebbles, but even just walking the path one step at a time, 5 minutes at a time, you'll still be making progress down the path. Taking time to pause and breathe short time, many times throughout the day will give you the shoes to walk the path without getting pricked, hurt, or stuck.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief medical correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America, says that we need to make sure we constantly "check-up from the neck up" since mental health is something we often neglect.
We hope you take some time to pause and reflect at sometime, hopefully many times, today and this entire next month!
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Bezos went on to explain that the smartest people he’s observed were always “revising their understanding, reconsidering a problem they thought they’d already solved. They’re open to new points of view, new information, new ideas, contradictions, and challenges to their own way of thinking,”
"Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there."
~ J.R. Ward