For your consideration….

What is the goal? HOPEfully it is to fulfill our life purpose. Throughout our life we search for what our life purpose is and how to achieve it. We go through trials and tribulations. Part of our goal should be to stay as happy, joyful, loving and peaceful as we can so that we enjoy and are happy in our journey.

Each day we receive thousands of messages and tools to guide us. HOPEfully one of them is this blog. Meditation is another tool that when used on a daily basis helps us to achieve a balance. The practice of Mindfulness teaches us to be fully present in the moment, fully aware of everything in it and accepting it.

However, we choose to relax that works for us is perfect. But we are reminded that the goal should be that we can call upon it at a moments notice. When we are hit with fear, anxiety or uncertainty, we should be able to immediately go to our place of calm.

So many people say that they can not meditate. Do you hear the judgment? The fact is we all drift off into our own world at sometimes. Meditation is nothing more that taking control and doing it on a regular basis.

The above picture is from an App called Insight Timer. I encourage everyone to download it. It is free. It offers every kind of meditation you could possibly want; guided, not guided, to help you fall asleep, to help you relieve stress etc. It also allows you to pick the length of the meditation. If you only have a few minutes, no problem. The benefits of apps is that we have them with us whenever we have our phone. So if we need to take a moment or two to gather ourselves, calm ourselves, change our perspective, get back on track…we have Insight Timer it at our fingertips. This is another choice we have. We always have a choice.

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.

-Try Insight Timer.

What made me smile yesterday…

-AJ had a great soccer game bright and early.

-Shannon and Will are having a great time and I am too staying here with Mac and AJ.

-Super Bowl Sunday is a day for “grazing” foods. Just set it all out and people eat when they want.

-Nick, Kathy, Ellie and Cooper joined us. Fun..

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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