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     In today’s bully infested world, kindness is seen as weakness.  You and I both know that simply isn't true.  AND  Who wants to live in a world where we pull each other down and make each other wrong?   Instead, let's support one another, help us reach up and become our higher selves.  Which is why I'm making a stand for kindness.  Think about it.  How do you feel when you’re mean or cruel to someone?  Now think about how you feel when you’re kind.   Like fear, kindness is contagious.   It can shower the world like water quenching a wild fire.  And, it really is easy.  It starts with a smile.  A caring word to a stranger.  A “thank you.”  That feeling of gratitude in your heart.  Doing something because.  Handing a stranger a tissue.  Holding the door open.  Waving at a car.   Kindness is like a secret weapon. Not only does it impact the receiver, it impacts the giver too.   So today, I have 2 special kindness offerings.  The first is access to a meditation guiding you through the  Metta Bhavana , a Buddhist phrase and practice that means loving kindness.  This is a specific Buddhist prayer to help you foster loving kindness. The idea is to cultivate this feeling within your self and then express it to all sentient beings.   The guided meditation follows the steps as I learned them:    1.  Focus on yourself. Feel love, compassion and caring for YOU.   2.  Now imagine a loved one standing in front of you. Shower this person with that same love, light and healing.   3 . Thirdly, envision in front of you a person with whom you have no relationship – think about your postal worker, a shopkeeper or bus driver. Send this same love and healing light to this person.   4.  The next person to come before you is someone with whom you have a conflict or issue. Imagine that person standing directly in front of you. See him or her surrounded by love, healing, kindness and light.   5.  Lastly, send this beautiful energy out to blanket the entire world.   You can download the meditation here  OR listen to it on  Insight Timer .  Practicing the Metta Bhavana will help you create and stay in a place of kindness throughout your day. It's a powerful prayer and practice. Every time I do it, it profoundly alters my day.  And as a special bonus, I’ve added a poem for you called  Kindness  by Naomi Shihab Nye. I heard it over the weekend and learned that it has provided much solace to people over the years.  Here is a beautiful link to it,  enjoy.  Join me is fostering living kindness within your own being. Both yourself and the world will be grateful.            Be sure to continue receiving my weekly emails. Sign up FREE.

In today’s bully infested world, kindness is seen as weakness.

You and I both know that simply isn't true.

AND

Who wants to live in a world where we pull each other down and make each other wrong? 

Instead, let's support one another, help us reach up and become our higher selves.

Which is why I'm making a stand for kindness.

Think about it.

How do you feel when you’re mean or cruel to someone?

Now think about how you feel when you’re kind.

Like fear, kindness is contagious.

Live a Passion Filled Life In 3 Simple Steps

Live a Passion Filled Life In 3 Simple Steps

Have you ever met someone and been truly inspired?

That happened to me with my first yoga teacher, Jayanta. His classes immersed us in bhakti or devotion. With every pose that we did, it wasn't about sweating or getting a work out, it was prayer in motion. It was an act of connecting to the divine and expressing that love through movement.

Recently I reconnected with him, and it inspired me to remember to infuse life with love and embrace prayer in action.

Because everything we do – from brushing our teeth, to mowing the lawn, to making a phone call - is an opportunity to share the love of God and to celebrate being alive.

5 Secrets Successful People Know

5 Secrets Successful People Know

Have you ever asked yourself what success really means to you?

Look around. People hurry and rush, busy chasing someone else’s definition of success – be it a parent, society, or cultural expectation.

Isn't it time to define success for yourself?

Take a minute, well okay, maybe 20, and dive in.

Ask yourself:

How To Be Fully Present

How To Be Fully Present

Have you ever wanted your moment – whatever was happening to be different?

When that occurs, how do you feel? Frustrated? Annoyed? Aggravated? Whatever the emotion, it’s a form of suffering.

For the past week, I’ve been exploring this idea – of wanting my moment to be other than it is - on a microcosmic level because I’ve been sick. And I was pissed about it.

I did not want to be sick.

Ready to Speak Your Truth? 4 Reasons Why It’s Time

Ready to Speak Your Truth? 4 Reasons Why It’s Time

Today more than ever it seems like we’re struggling with this idea of truth. We’re being bombarded with talk about real news, fake news, and it begs the question, what is truth?

Truth is fact, truth is honesty, and in personal life, truth is the willingness to put what you say and believe on the line.

Are you motivated to be more truthful with your loved ones?

Here are 4 reasons why it’s time for you to speak your truth.

Super Bowl Insight To Achieve Your Dreams

Super Bowl Insight To Achieve Your Dreams

I was never much of a football fan. I've always preferred art galleries and concerts.

 

In college I used to give my boyfriend a hard time for watching his beloved Bengals until one afternoon he said to me, “you don’t like football because you don’t even know what you’re looking at.”

Well, that got my attention.

Life then took me to Asia and I lost the little knowledge I had of football until recently.