Thursday, March 14, 2013

Five Things

Today's reflection suggests that we can reach equanimity by remembering to praise God, His blessings and His creations.  The author gives a great exercise that I'd like you to break down first.

Think of one small thing for which you want to offer praise or are grateful.  Just one.

Notice your breathing.

Equanimity is defined as mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.

Think of two more small things for which you are grateful or want to offer praise today.  Just two.

Notice your breathing - is it slower, deeper, more mindful?  So take a big breath in and hold it, for a count of 5.  And breathe normally again.

Pick two more small things out of the plethora of things for which you are grateful that came flooding into your mind just then. 


This video shows what can happen when you put a bunch of musicians in a room and tell them to wait - this song reminds you that everywhere there is mention of God, is blessed.  We have a feast of things for which to be grateful.  Find your equanimity in that feast.

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