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Making A Stand For What Matters

Melli O'Brien



Melli O'Brien



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Making A Stand For What Matters

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness.


Are the things that matter most,

getting your time and attention,

or are you too busy for them?

Are you focusing time on what

truly makes you happy, healthy

and gives your life meaning?

Or is that being squeezed out

of your overly full to-do list?


n these days it's all too common to live

like this where the most important things

in life get overlooked or sidelined

because we get lost in a haze of doing,

and then we forget about the domain of

being and the qualities that come with it,

like wisdom, love, connection, and calm.

And also when we forget the domain

of being, we often lose touch

with what really matters to us.

You know, for instance, sometimes we work

so hard that we have no time or energy

for our loved ones at the end of the day.

We say we're too tired and we just

want to zone out in front of the TV, or

we get too busy to go on date night or

enjoy a picnic with the family, or maybe

we run out of time to exercise or eat

healthy, or we get so lost in looking

at our screens, instead of looking

into the eyes with people we love.

Now, we live in a busy demanding world.

There's absolutely no doubt

and most of us would probably

describe ourselves as busy people.

But if you're getting lost in the

momentum of it all and not spending your

time and energy where it counts,then

you're surely shortchanging your life.

In the spirit of living our lives

more deliberately, I invite you today

to contemplate three questions that

will help you reclaim your attention

and energy and make us stand for what

matters most to you in your life.

So here's the first question.

What matters most to you today?

So just contemplating that.

Is it connecting with the people you love?

Is it doing something

you're passionate about?

What matters most?

The second question.

What would you like to let go of?

Are you holding on to resentments,

regrets or grudges that you really,

just can no longer serving you.

Or maybe there's unhealthy habits

that you could leave behind.

And the third question is who

do you choose to be today?

In other words, how do

you want to show up?

Do you want to be kind,

authentic, playful, honest?

What values do you want to express?

So this kind of inquiry into

what really matters to you is a

practice you can do regularly.

And by acknowledging what really

matters most to you in this way,

you cultivate a core of inner

strength, clarity, purpose, and calm.

So you can meet each day with

the very best of who you are.

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