What do you think of the following quote?
“Thank you, Universe, for taking care of all the details.”
I’m pretty sure I got this from Mike Dooley, but I’ve used it so often it feels like my own. Every time I find my mind focusing on minutia, or worried about something, I fall back to this statement of trust.
Life, according to the wisdom of yoga and other traditions, is a pattern of showing up and letting go.
For me, one of the most important ways to show up is to set intention every day. I sit quietly each morning (even if there is toddler mayhem happening around me), and choose the qualities I want to bring into my day. For example, “Today I choose joy. I am a patient and loving mother. I am healthy, creative, and choose a day full of goodness.”
Something like that. My intention is generally surrounded by gratitude music, as well. Setting intention and bringing forth an abundance of gratitude help me train my mind to show up to the present moment.
But, no matter how often you envision what you want to happen, the crucial piece is letting go, and trusting that everything will unfold perfectly. Especially when things don’t look like you think they should.
Here is one way to do that…
Adjust your posture so you are tall and comfortable.
Take several deep breaths, pressing pause on the rest of your day.
Bring your mind to the moment by thinking of a few things for which you are grateful.
Now, what is your intention for today?
Be clear, as you invite your higher self to help you, and set the tone for your day.
Once you’ve stated your intention (silently or out loud), let it go. Know that the energy is even now rippling out to manifest.
If you like, you can end with the affirming statement: “Thank you, Universe, for taking care of all the details.”
Sit for a little longer, enjoying the stillness of meditation.
When you take just a few moments to do this every day, it is AMAZING the difference it can make!
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