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By Humberto Braga

Self-love is difficult in a world that's been constantly telling you since childhood that you're not enough. I struggle with this constantly. I tend to be pretty hard on myself, even though I can have the utmost patience, compassion, and empathy for others. Giving myself the care and compassion I need hasn't been easy with the high standards I set for myself. I’ve struggled with the concept of "being enough" for a long time. At a healing seminar, they had us practice saying, “I AM ENOUGH” over and over. Anger came up, and my gut reflex was to say “GO FUCK YOURSELVES!”… It all seemed like self-soothing, half-baked, New Age bullshit. After all, if I was "enough", then why would...

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By Daniel Scranton

When you look at someone else and their words, their actions, their beliefs, and you feel yourself moving into a space of judgment and condemnation, that is the moment when you rescind the invitation. You must let the rest of the collective, and all of the individuals within it, be where they are in order for them to evolve on their own. You cannot talk someone into being compassionate. You cannot make someone think the way that you think or believe what you believe, and even if you could, doing so would not affect that person’s vibration. You would not be expanding their consciousness in any sort of measurable way. The best thing that you can do for the rest...

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You Get There By Being Here

Often we focus so much on the goal that we forget the journey; we disconnect from each precious step,  and stress is created,  that awful sense of 'Not There Yet'. Joy can only be found in the Here and Now,  and Here and Now has nothing to do with goals,  destinations, or even "getting what you want".  Take the focus off the 10,000 steps to come,  the 10,000 steps you have not yet taken, the 10,000 things that are "missing" right now,  and remember the present step, this moment, this ancient living ground, your own intimate Being.  Breathe. Feel the life in your body.  Often we don’t know where we are headed,  or when we will get There, and that’s...

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Instant Healing

You haven't healed 'yet'because, for the body, there is no such thing as 'yet'. The body knows no time.  There is only Now. Only this moment. 'Yet' is a story in the mind. You are never far from healing, far from awakening, far from where you should be. You are here, in every moment. Never 'far'.  Whole, even if you feel broken. Complete, even in your pain. Loved, even with your heartache. Divine, even in your vulnerable humanness. Invite attention out of the story of progress and drop into the breath, and gravity, and sensation, and behold: You are healed from 'victim'.  You are held in the arms of the Universe. ~ Jeff Foster

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Forget About Living Your Best Life

Love the life you actually have. Love your errands. Love your day job. Love the conversations that are awkward. Love the long way home that traffic forced you to take. Love the pain in your heart that won’t go away.  Life can be hard, but we make it so much harder by wanting to live a “best life,” as if this one weren’t enough, as if there weren’t miracles on each street corner, as if there were anything more to the idea of a “best life” than revenge, resentment, and a desire to make others jealous. And what do we gain from making others jealous? Does it help us breathe more deeply, experience a sunset more fully, or heal more...

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