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My Favorite Day

ivonprefontaine:

We are on a roll this week with Winnie the Pooh, the philosopher. Living in the moment, today, is one way to understand our favourite days.

Originally posted on tonygilottemusings:

I love Winnie the Pooh ..
I never realized how much wisdom he had !!

In my life , anxiety, tension, stress, worry are caused by too much tomorrow and not enough today…
In my life, guilt , regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, are caused by too much yesterday and not enough today ..

I think I’m gonna try Poohs attitude..
I’m gonna let today be my favorite day …

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I am Grateful

ivonprefontaine:

Charlie Brown and Snoopy provide wonderful advice. Dance like no one is watching and express your gratitude in the many ways you can. Just be still and be in this moment where the gift and present of presence exists.

Originally posted on Healing Your Grief:

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Accept that person looking back in the mirror, first!

ivonprefontaine:

The person who looks back at us is the person we are. The questions in the post are so much better than answers. We can live into the questions as Rilke would say.

Originally posted on C PTSD - A Way Out:

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Can you accept your flaws, your imperfections, your perceived unworthiness.

Next, can you accept approval, disapproval, indifference, and criticism.

Can you let go of judgment?

Can you drop the storyline of fear?

Can you stay present?

Can you let the mind empty?

Healing does not happen because daily action is avoided.

The reasons are varied, from fear, to laziness, to being to depressed.
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Don’t Forget to Play

Don’t Forget to Play

We can always be children at heart and play when we read wonderful stories like Winnie the Pooh.

Thought for Today

ivonprefontaine:

Eager to learn through joy. That is a wonderful sentiment to express to the universe.

Originally posted on Espirational:

“Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.”  —-Sarah Ban Breathnach

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The Inner History of a Day

John O’Donohue wrote many of his poems as blessings and prayers to living. He included a deeply spiritual aspect in his writing reminding us to be mindful and attentive in living our lives.

Each day has a history that we cannot know in advance and only recall incompletely. Life becomes a mystery except when we are living each moment in its completeness. It is here, on the sacred ground of the present, that the past and future continuously mingle becoming one. It is here the eucharist of the ordinary happens and we join together living in community.

The word present reminds that each moment, each day, we should not take the gift for granted and lightly. Living it fully, responsibly, and richly is the gift we return.

No one knew the name of this day;
Born quietly from deepest night,
It hid its face in light,
Demanded nothing for itself,
Opened out to offer each of us
A field of brightness that traveled ahead,
Providing in time, ground to hold our footsteps
And the light of thought to show the way.

The mind of the day draws no attention;
It dwells within the silence with elegance
To create a space for all our words,
Drawing us to listen inward and outward.

We seldom notice how each day is a holy place
Where the eucharist of the ordinary happens,
Transforming our broken fragments
Into an eternal continuity that keeps us.

Somewhere in us a dignity presides
That is more gracious than the smallness
That fuels us with fear and force,
A dignity that trusts the form a day takes.

So at the end of this day, we give thanks
For being betrothed to the unknown
And for the secret work
Through which the mind of the day
And wisdom of the soul become one.

Success Quote – Jan. 9, 2015

ivonprefontaine:

Joseph Campbell’s quote reminds us to stay in the present and at peace with ourselves and the world. When we do, the unexpected happens and it is rewarding.

Originally posted on Goal Habits.com:

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“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
—Joseph Campbell

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Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

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