For your consideration….

So often, our thoughts are scattered. In meditation when our mind jumps from thought to thought, we call it monkey brain. It takes a lot of practice to be able to quiet the mind at will. We tend to notice our “monkey brain” when we are trying to be quiet. But that is not the only time our brain jumps from one thought to the next. For many of us it happens all of the time. Certainly it does for me. I can have a thought and by the time I get to the next room to complete it, I have forgotten it because I am on to something new….usually totally unrelated.

This busy mind is annoying with minor tasks. But with bigger decisions, goals, planning, discovering etc., it is disruptive. We talked this week about our belief system. Lets use that as an example. When life presents itself, we need to pause and figure it out. What is my lesson? Does it change my belief system? Does it clarify it? Does it add to it in some way? These are thoughts that we need to complete without interruption. We need to give it the time it deserves. If that is not possible, in the present moment, then we need to make a conscious decision to revisit it. We need to create the intention….plant the seed. If necessary, write it down on our calendar.

Our message today tells us to focus on the moment and what presents itself. Let it come to its natural conclusion. Give it the thought process it deserves. Don’t cut it short or dismiss it. In the end focusing on and completing our thoughts is the shortest way to growth.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Notice, focus on and complete your thoughts.

What made me smile yesterday…..

-A much cooler day, open windows and a breeze blowing through.

-Hummingbirds are starting to come to my new feeder.

-Reading in my PJ’s.

-Visiting with my Sis.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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