Sometimes it feels like we do the same thing over and over again in our lives. We eat the same foods, we wear the same clothes, do the same work, go to the same schools, and see the same people.
February can feel this way. The January goals are long gone, hidden under the winter blahs. And life can feel as though it is Groundhog Day, living the same day over and over again. It is no coincidence that winter is when we celebrate this day. Up north here, each and every winter day can feel the same. It is hard to believe the season will ever change.
But just like the movie, it’s true! We do live the same day over and over again.
This idea of same can be a good thing! Every day is just a day. Every hour is just an hour. We get to choose what we want to do with each day.
On The Possibility Path we talk about why it is so hard to change, to create something new in our days. The sameness of our days help us feel safe. It makes us feel like we can control something in this amazing wide world.
But when something comes to shake up that sameness, an illness, a job change, even having our children grow up, or our bodies grow older, we can feel fear. We can feel out of control. We can try to keep things the same. We can try to keep others’ from growing or changing. We can refuse to go forward in our lives.
True mindfulness is realizing each and every day is a new day. Each and every moment is a new moment. Each and every breath is a new breath.
We are living in new all the time. Because it looks like it is the same as before it can trick us to believing it is the same.
It is not!
If we can be present in our now, we can like in the movie, find the joy in each moment. We can find the joy in learning new things, even becoming a new person.
It isn’t easy to do. It’s a totally new mind set from the society that teaches us we must be young, healthy, well, and well off to enjoy life.
But if we can tap into it, even just a little bit, we can find that freedom in the newness of the moment.
If you were able to create something new instantly in the next moment, what would you create? What would you learn? What would you do? Who would you be?
(We’d love to hear your answers. Share them in our Mindfulness Mothers’ Facebook Group!)
Asking the questions is the first step in moving into magic of mindfulness and into the dawn of a new day!
Here’s to the possibilities to come!
- Jeannine (aka JP Starre)
* We will be starting a new Possibility Path for Parents this June!! If you are interested, schedule your free discovery call today with me!
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