Haiku – clearing our garden

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Find your Middle Ground

Tend to your inner garden

Clearing takes some time

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Every day I seem to wait for it to a little cooler and drier so I can spend time clearing away the weeds that seem to have sprouted overnight in my garden.

The forecast calls for cooler temperatures and lower humidity over the next few days. I will celebrate by setting aside plenty of time to clear in a purposeful mindful way.

Tending to our outer garden and inner one are very similar. Are you putting off time to find the right moment for meditating, reading inspiring words or attending a yoga class?Are you being sidetracked with the weeds of drama and social media?
The busyness of life and the weather can get in the way.

Remember we have control over one of them.

Tend to your inner garden and set aside time to Find Your Middle Ground.

Haiku – power down

black and white sitting waiting young

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Power down. Switch off.
Slow down to the speed of Life.
Find your Middle Ground.

 

Find your Middle Ground is about stepping away from the busyness of our lives and our screens. More than ever we need to take time to pause and come to our senses.

When we are mindful of the present moment and simply allow it to be, we open a door to our natural state of being – accepting, loving, peaceful, kind and content. Most of us are so distracted and moving so fast that we get caught up in the world of “doing” or worrying about what we should be doing next.
Too much doing and thinking disconnects us from our sense of “being”and who we really are.

 

 

Haiku – close silence

sunset person love people

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Nurture, love and healing.
Being held in close silence.
In your middle ground.

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I read an article about an older man who volunteers at a local hospital in the ward for premature babies. All he does is hold babies close to him in silence. Nothing more is needed.

I get it. This is what we all need.

Instead of pushing through and wanting the pain to be over, why not take the time to hold yourself with the same tenderness as you would a baby. Love is healing.We are all capable of giving so much love, yet forget to bring it home to ourselves.

The next time you hug someone else think of it as holding in close silence.💕

Haiku – nature takes her time

lion and lamb

Painting of Una and the Lion by Septimus Edwin Scott.

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Nature takes her time

March enters like a lion

April lambs ahead

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The forecast for the next couple of weeks here in the NorthEast US, is cold, windy and snow filled.

Nature has her own rhythm right now, and reminds us of the importance for snow to moisten and nourish the earth for Spring.

Finding your Middle Ground is about pausing and accepting what is happening in the here and now.

If you hear yourself complaining about the weather, remember Eckhart Tolle’s words:

“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is.

Say “yes” to life —and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”

And keep that snow shovel handy!

Haiku – find your middle ground

space

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Without testing life
We cannot prove anything.
Reach to new limits
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Live beyond the knowing
Wonder at the unveiling.
Break free from within.
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Take time for stillness
Seek balance in Yin with Yang.
Find your Middle Ground

 

These words came to me today as I realized that much of our lives are played out in what is known and the expectations of those around us.

How can we live beyond the knowing? By stepping out of our comfort zone and trusting that there are new limits to explore. To embrace the wonder beyond the knowing.

It doesn’t begin with more activity, the setting of goals and targets. These are the Yang aspects of life. It begins with setting aside time to be in stillness. To be with our thoughts and discovering the deeper, hidden parts of our being. This is where Yin resides.

In Yin we find the place beyond thought. The knowing that is within us all, that wants to break free.

Namaste

Haiku – be your best

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Aim to be your best
When best is letting it go
Find Your Middle Ground
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So often in life, we are expected to strive to be successful and achieve our goals.

Yet, it’s easy to become attached and driven by them,  to the extent that we no longer enjoy or appreciate life.

In becoming attached, we become prisoners.

What do you need to let go off, to truly be your best?

Haiku – new year

present moment
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Clear out the old year
Create space for the new one
Find your Middle Ground
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Letting go of the past year, doesn’t happen at the stroke on midnight on December 31st! As we reflect back on the year before, and move forward into 2019, take time to pause and be mindful of the moment you are in.

When we can pause in the present moment, we allow a clearing away of the past, and the space to create for the future.

Remember, the present is where the juice happens!