With so much going on these days, pausing to reflect, assess, and receive may seem impossible. From the weather to the economy to stressful personal or family situations, we can forget to just take a moment and breathe.
I was thinking this morning about how easy it is to get caught up in the events of our lives and ride them like a runaway train. For me, with an increasingly busy schedule and traveling so much—with more to come—I have been thinking a lot about how to maintain my balance and to remain open and receptive in the midst of so much activity.
One of my favorite Receive exercises is to literally stop and smell the roses. I write in my book about how our senses can serve as an entranceway into a relaxed receptive state. When you think about it, isn’t it true that your mind is calm when, for example, you watch a beautiful sunset, smell baking bread, or listen to birds singing? For that moment you are sense-absorbed and your busy mind retreats.
Everybody has there own circumstances and version of why it may seem impossible to take advantage of the opportunities throughout the day to stop and smell the roses.
Today remind yourself to take advantage of those moments. You can do it when you are in the car waiting for the light to turn green, when you are on hold on the phone, or when you are walking your dog.
The beauty and miracle of receiving is that you can do it anytime and everywhere.