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Hugs and blessings,

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday Edition - Belated Wellness Wednesday

I see my patterns of thought & behavior
and I now choose to make changes.

I used the following meditation
from Louise Hay all week long to keep myself
calm and centered ... focusing on letting go of old habits
and experimenting playfully with new behaviors.

"In the infinity of life where I am,
all is perfect,
and complete.

I now choose
calmly and objectively

to see my old patterns
and I am willing to make changes.

I am teachable.
I can learn.
I am willing to change.
I choose to have fun doing this.
I choose to react as though I have
found a treasure when I
discover something else to release.

I see and feel myself
changing moment to moment.

Thoughts no longer have any power over me.
I am the power in my world.
I choose to be free.
All is well in my world."
Blessed Be

One of my challenges this past week arose on Wednesday when I realized I'd run out of time to create and publish a Wellness Wednesday post as planned. It took a while for me to decide to give myself permission to just let it go for the day. I intended to publish one on Thursday (after doing my usual "T-13ing" at Small Reflections) ... but was unable to follow through because of my early birthday celebration that afternoon that extended into early evening.

I attempted to write a Wellness Haiku but after several drafts I came to the conclusion that it wasn't going to happen ... so instead I committed (in Friday's Haiku) to sharing on Saturday (today). Once again, however, the day hasn't gone as planned. My sister called from Florida to wish me a Happy Birthday and catch up just as I sat down to write today, and catching up with her felt more important than blogging because we've played "telephone tag" most of the week.

Since what I have been doing all week is using this meditation (and since it's been working for me), I decided to share it briefly here and get on with the rest of today's activities since it is my current wellness practice. In doing so, I'm choosing to let go of my "perfectionistic" tendencies and let this be good enough. And so it is.

Thought for Today
"Only a few things in life are really important."
Marie Dressler


Sue said...

It is good enough, isn't it :)

Ahhh, perfectionism. Just another way we use to control things ... or give ourselves the appearance we're controlling things (when it's probably closer to say we're squeezing the life out of things).

Life = hard!!!!!!

Great quote. Worth meditating on. Thanks for posting.

PJ said...

Thanks. This is just what I needed. It's been such a hectic week. Mostly good things, but hectic. I need to take those moments I have and calm myself, seek peace and balance.

PJ said...

Thanks for dropping by. I, too, will be back. Love your picture of Taos. I had a memorable visit there about 10 years ago. I loved the serenity of the mountains.

storyteller said...

Sue – I appreciate your supportive response. I know I’m my own worst enemy at times and am determined to become my best friend.

PJ – You’re quite welcome. I’m happy to share and glad to know what I posted helped you. Yes … Taos is an amazing place and I love seeing the photos here myself for they take me back to that wonderful week last summer.

I hope you both have a serenely satisfying Sunday!
Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

Isn't it amazing how we ourselves set up these schedules/lists/plans, and then feel bad when we can't deliver?

I'm beginning to realize the true value of living moment to moment. Perhaps it's time we all stop making declarations and expecting them to remain written in stone. Instead, think, "I will try to do this...but it's okay if I can't."

I think we might find that others are quite accepting, quite forgiving. That what we do is enough.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Good post!!...Smiles

Momisodes said...

I've heard great things about meditation. So many have recommended it to me, and I'm quite curious.
Hope you had a lovely Birthday weekend :)

Betty said...

Which one is your main blog? Thanks.

storyteller said...

Karen – You’re so correct! The stress is of my own making and I can choose otherwise. I’m going to choose to lighten up right now! Of course I’ve not written my Sacred Life Sunday post yet … and I’d prefer it not to be “belated” as well … but the phone keeps ringing off the hook today. Heheheh! I’m relaxing … seriously!

Mary Isabella – Thank you very much. I hope your husband’s leg is better today. You’ve both been in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandy – Meditation helps me center, calm and focus myself. I often do “walking meditation” rather than a sitting one. My knees give me too much trouble these days. I’ve had a wonderful weekend, thanks! I hope you’re enjoying your new home. I was interrupted by a phone call while leaving comments earlier at Momisodes, but I’ll be back there later to read today’s post.

Betty – Hmmm … I started them both at the same time for different purposes so I’m not sure how to answer that question. This one is a place I explore more “serious” issues while Small Reflections is more playful and experimental in nature. I’ve committed to Blog 365 at Small Reflections but not here … so sometimes I skip days on this blog when time runs short.

Thanks to all of you for spending some time this Sunday with me.
Hugs and blessings,

NicciN said...

Thanks for this meditation. I am going to use it. I struggle with perfectionism too, and for now I am trying to let go of worrying about what I need to do and to focus on being in the moment and living the way that feels best. It is easier some times than others.

storyteller said...

Yertle – You’re certainly welcome. I’m glad to share and I hope it helps you as much as it’s helping me. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and blessings,