See What You Believe

I’ve been working really hard to find the words
to describe how I feel about
this current world, today’s election,
all the attendant fear-mongering,
and what I intend to do with it.

I’m so grateful that I’m able to get to the woods
because they truly do inspire me.

As I purposefully deepened and lengthened my breath
walking up the big hill,
I was almost knocked over by the memory
of what I said to one of my yoga students
last winter when we were faced with the
announcement that the hospital that runs our
fitness center was going to knock it down.

(We often teach/say what we need to hear, don’t we?
And in this case, it was true then
and is equally true today!)

I made a very short video for you.

We underestimate the power of our mindset,
the power of our thoughts,
in co-creating our life.

St. Augustine of Hippo wrote something like this:
See what you believe in.
Become what you see.

I believe we need to REALLY REALLY REALLY
commit ourselves to
refocusing our attention on the positive,
on the grace, on the goodness,
on the beauty, on the hope
around us and in us.

We may FEEL like we’re one small voice
but there have been interesting studies
that demonstrate the impact
of the positive energy of a group of people on what would
be considered outside circumstances.

The most dramatic to me
is when a group of monks practiced meditation in a high-crime
community. Over time, the crime rate dropped by 16 percent!
That’s amazing.

We’re only BEGINNING to understand
just how powerful our thoughts are
and just how empowered we can be by
joining our thoughts and prayers to others’
thoughts and prayers.

You’re in MY thoughts and prayers.
Would you keep me in yours?
Would you consider giving yourself 5 minutes
of quiet time each day to open your heart and mind
to the grace and beauty and goodness in and around you?
You’ll be doing yourself—and the world—
a tremendous favor.

Blessings Always,

Paula

P.S. I finished a book last week that I heartily recommend:
Miracles Now. 108 Life-changing tools for less stress, more flow, and finding your true purpose

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