Thursday’s Cup of Comfort

Welcome to my first ever Thursday’s “Cup of Comfort.” I’ve decided by the end of the week, most of us need encouragement and inspiration instead of another “assignment” when many of us haven’t made time yet this week to look at Monday’s Mindfulness Practice. Also, I realized by later in the week, it’s good for me too.

Today I just happened across a post from Vishnu’s Virtues on MindBodyGreen which I wanted to share. A “happy coincidence” as I like to call it. I picked out the ones I liked best. If you want to read the whole post click here.

Just in time for our first “cup of comfort.” From Vishnu Subramaniam’s 10 ideas for soulful living. Enjoy!

6. Choose quiet-time over busy-time.

We run around our day-to-day life embracing our perfectionist tendencies and our unknown desire to get it all done. Forget that.

Cut out the things you hate doing out of obligation.

Create downtime for yourself to breathe, rest and reflect. Cultivate quiet time for your soul to take in life at its own pace.
Your life will not be remembered by what you got done, it will be remembered by how much you embraced each moment in front of you.

7. Choose today over what happened.

Unless you have access to a time machine, you can’t change the past. But you can embrace what you’re doing today, and the experiences that you’re facing right now.

Lighten your load by releasing the burdens of the past. Catch yourself when you want to brood over past failures and pain. Center yourself and bring your attention back to the present.

10. Choose vulnerability over hiding.

Show up in the world exactly as you are. Embrace your emotions, hurts, pains and life’s story. Your unique journey is what makes you, you.

Share who you truly are and what you’re feeling with others. No need to hide, create stiff boundaries or put up walls around you. Being vulnerable with others allows you to show up honestly in the world and create deeper and more genuine relationships with others. Yes, you might get hurt sometimes, but at least you’ll always be deeply seated in your truth.

You have a choice everyday about how you live your life.

Let go of fear-based, ego-filled living.

Opt for a more joyful, soul-centered life.

“At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.” -Thich Nhat Hanh