Daily Om 061719

Today’s topic is all about ‘creating our day.’ How do you create your day?

For me – I like to start each day fresh – most days I don’t have set plans – I just ‘go with the flow.’

But then again, I’m retired so every day is Saturday šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

Today, I will go in the back yard, feed the cats, then walk among the trees – doing wall push ups against many of them. I do that every day – 7 days a week – whether I have someplace to go outside the ‘Park’ or whether I stay here all day.

That keeps me away from watching endless television. I don’t know about the rest of you, but endlessly watching television all day is quite boring.

During February’s Snowmageddon, I only missed one day of this routine. That was because the weather was so horrible even two of the cats refused to go outside, but instead used their indoor box. Of course, I went out briefly to feed the two girls, but quickly came back inside.

Today is a spectacular today, and I am going out to enjoy the beauty of it.


The First Moments of the Day

BY MADISYN TAYLOR Each morning when we awake, we have an opportunity to create our day with what inspires us the most. The moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it, like the opening scene in a film or novel. At this moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires us most. It may be that we want to be more generous, or it may be that we want to be more open to beauty in our daily lives. Whatever the case, if we bring this vision into our minds at this very fertile moment, we empower it to be the guiding principle of our day. 

Sometimes we wake up with a mood already seemingly in place, and it’s important to give this feeling its due. It can inform us and deepen our awareness to what’s going on inside us, as well as around us. As long as we are conscious, we can honor this feeling and also introduce our new affirmation or vision, our conscious offering to the day. We may want to decide before we go to sleep what we want to bring to the next day of our lives. It could be that we simply want to be more open to whatever comes our way. Or we may want to summon a particular quality such as confidence. Then again, we may simply call up a feeling that perfectly captures the texture we want our day to have. 

We can reaffirm our vision or affirmation as we shower and eat breakfast, as well as recalling it at various times throughout the day. We can write it down and carry it with us on a little slip of paper if this helps. Simply by being aware of those first moments, we set the stage for a more conscious, enlivened experience, and we become active participants in the creation of our lives.


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