Daily OM 022219

Forging ahead on these I am.

This is all about grounding and staying grounded. How do YOU stay grounded?

For me – I have the trees in the back yard. Every day, 7 days a weeks, I go outside and walk around those trees. On some of them I do tree push ups [also called ‘planking’]. As I am planking I talk to them – telling them how beautiful they are – asking them how their life is doing . The largest of them I have named Treebeard . πŸ™‚

I clean up around the trees, also. It’s important to keep the area around them clean of debris and brush.

Realistically, I spend about an hour and a half outdoors each day, talking to the trees, cleaning them up and planking. That is the way I ground myself each day. πŸ™‚

Staying Grounded in a Big City or Busy World

BY MADISYN TAYLOR For a more grounded life, choose not to get caught up in the fast-paced world around you. 1. Live simply and live deliberately. By choosing not to get caught up in the details of this fast-paced world, you are doing your part to slow down the rat race and quell consumerism. You will also discover that you have more time to enjoy being alive. 

2. Stay in touch with yourself. Soul searching, meditation, and journaling are just a few of the many activities you can take part in to stay aware and learn as much as you can about your emotions, reactions, likes, dislikes, dreams, and fears. Having a solid sense of self gives you a firm foundation for living in this world. 

3. Support or teach others as often as you can. This can help you form connections with people while also giving you an opportunity to make the world a better place. 

4. Consciously choose what you will allow into your being. The media bombards us with visions of hate, war, and pain. Be judicious about what you read, watch, and listen to. 

5. Acknowledge the beauty that resides around you. Whether you live in a sprawling metropolis or a stereotypical suburb, there are natural and man-made wonders just waiting to be discovered by you. 

6. Nurture your ties to your tribe. If you don’t have one, create a community that you can belong to. Modern life can be isolating. When you have a tribe, you have a circle that you are a part of. Its members – loved ones, friends, or neighbors – can be a source of support, caring, guidance, and companionship. 

7. See the larger picture. Remember that the way that you choose to live is not the only way to live. Widen your perspective by exploring other modes of being through research, travel, and discussion. 

8. Embrace the challenges that life presents to you, and challenge yourself often. After a time, even the most exciting jobs or lifestyles can seem routine. Never stop assimilating new knowledge about whatever you are doing, and your life will never seem dull. 

9. Move your body. In this busy world, it can be easy to live a sedentary life. Movement reacquaints us with our bodies and connects us to the earth in a visceral way. It also restores our vitality. 

10. Make time for stillness, silence, and solitude. The world can be noisy, and we are subject to all kinds of noises nearly every waking hour. We are also often “on the go” and unable to relax. Being alone in a peaceful place and making time for quiet can help you stay in touch with yourself.

2 thoughts on “Daily OM 022219

    • Thank you for that reminder about exercising. I need to get back outside today to finish up all the tree push ups that I do daily outside. I do 50 push ups for a whole bunch of trees – some I do 3 times around – the end total is over 1300 push ups just outside – then about 400 more inside spread out through the day.


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