Every day I choose to begin the day with a healing intention.
I promise it doesn’t take much time.
Often before we even open our eyes after a night’s sleep, our minds are taking in conflicting thoughts.
Maybe we have an early morning appointment. Maybe we don’t feel well. Maybe we need to get the kids off to school. Maybe we need to get to work. Maybe we have all of these things going on and the morning has already slipped into an crazy example of life in the fast lane.
Instead of trying to keep up with the snowballing energy that’s already building inside you, and quickly feeling like it’s getting out of control, take a minute or two for yourself.
Close your eyes if you can. If you can’t, don’t worry. It’s no biggie.
Maybe you can tap into your intention, your quieter thoughts, while you are brushing your teeth or doing your hair.
Think of setting an intention for the day as a way to releasing your creative and healing energies.
The act of deciding to find a starting point for your day can open up your spirit to feeling calmer, and perhaps also feeling that your day may have a goal, instead of it feeling that it is at the mercy of every spontaneous event in the universe.
It’s a gift to yourself; something that can help guide you through the day. Something that you can go back to when the day seems to be going in the opposite direction of your morning intention.
You can use it to reset your mood.
It’s when I want to remind myself of my morning intention and change direction that I take a deep breath. Inhale. Slowly exhale.
And I think to myself, “Wait. This isn’t how I thought this day would go. Is there something I can do to I shift my day to a different direction and get the events of the day back on a better course?”
Sometimes you can and sometimes you can’t.
It is hard enough for us to deal with our daily stresses. But if we also end the day feeling as if we were inside a pinball machine and that all we did all day was react, react and react and then get flipped from one event to the next, then that is more than all of should have to bear.
So this morning, for today, my intention is to find calm within myself.
Take a deep breath. Slowly exhale.
Ahhhhhhh, perhaps you can feel your thoughts slowing down.