My father, of blessed memory, used to say that a lot. He also used to say “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” but I’ll save that one for another time. I never really thought much about every day being a new beginning until I was older, and time became so much more precious to me. Every day is a new opportunity to start fresh. To review my priorities and re-focus when necessary.
When my friend asked me today about blogging, my immediate reaction was … me? blog? why? what? hmmm … maybe?
As I approach retirement from my second career, this seems like an appropriate time to try new things. Why not? Wendy 3.0!
I started my personal meditation practice about six years ago. I was dealing with some stressful situations and needed to find a way to relax that did not involve consuming a box of wine. I wasn’t sure if I would stick with it, but after a month of daily practice, I started looking forward to ‘sitting’. Quieting my mind. Focusing on my breath. If I missed a day, I felt the difference (and made sure to practice the next day)!
When I sit each morning to meditate, I am reminded that this moment is all we have. And, in this moment, I want to share what I have learned to help others find peace.