Mindful Monday…..it seems lately that my posts are making their way onto my blog on either a Mindful Monday or a Pay it Forward Friday! Being that today was Mindful Monday at my beloved spa Soul Touch, I did feel it fitting ….once again, to make a blog post. It is my hope that I will be able to get on my blog more often now! I still have many tales to tell as I enter into a new season of my journey in life!
For those of you who have followed me throughout my travels this past year, you would know that I always do my best to remind others to do both of these two things…be mindful/grateful and to pay it forward with acts of kindness….. Whenever and however you can.
Today, I really wanted to share with all of you something I am working on right now myself. Just being mindful and grateful for every little thing in life and not to react to things that have happened in the past. When you carry things in your mind from the past you are not allowing yourself to move forward.
This reminded me of a story I read not too long ago.
Two Buddhist monks were walking just after a thunderstorm. They came to a swollen stream. A beautiful, young Japanese woman in a kimono stood there wanting to cross to the other side, but she was afraid of the currents.One of the monks said, “Can I help you?” “I need to cross this stream,” replied the woman. The monk picked her up, put her on his shoulder, carried her through the swirling waters, and put her down on the other side. He and his companion then went on to the monastery. That night his companion said to him, “I have a bone to pick with you. As Buddhist monks, we have taken vows not to look on a woman, and much less touch her body. Back there by the river you did both.” “My brother,” answered the other monk, “I put that woman down on the other side of the river. You’re still carrying her in your mind.”
The point of this story I read is……..this is what MOST of us do in life. We can remain stuck in the past sometimes. We all go through different seasons in life and when we have crossed over into a new season with things and people who were supposed to remain in the past…..that is where you leave them and you flow forward.
Your future is too precious of a gift to waste it living in the past. Yes, sometimes in life we ALL may have challenges and we all may go through some pretty tough times but we are all strong and meant to SHINE !! We all have the choice whether to remain stuck or move forward with gratefulness in our hearts for this great gift of life we have been given.
I am sure we have all heard “Don’t worry about the people in your past. There’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future.” These people ….or those challenges, or those tough circumstances you once found yourself surrounded by are NOT meant to travel with you into your new season of life. They belong in the past……leave them there where they belong.
So tonight before you go to sleep remind yourself of those important questions. I have had them on here before. They will help remind you ( they always help to remind me!) of the things in life that are truly important to YOU and keep you mindful.
ACCEPCT your past with no regrets…
Handle your present with CONFIDENCE …
AND face your future without FEAR !
AND a HUGE thanks to all the angels I have had with me this past year….I have been a very blessed lady to have many angels watching over me! I LOVE each and everyone of you!
I wish you all make amazing dreams tonight!
Much love & light! Monique
What are YOU happy about in your life right NOW? What about that makes you happy? How does that make you feel?
What are YOU excited about in your life right NOW? What about that makes you excited? How does that make you feel?
What are YOU proud about in your life right NOW? What about that makes you proud? How does that make you feel?
What are you grateful about in your life right NOW? What about that makes you grateful? How does that make you feel?
What are YOU enjoying in your life right now? What about that do you enjoy? How does that make you feel?
What are YOU committed to in your life right now? What about that makes you committed? How does that make you feel?
Who do YOU love? Who loves YOU? What about that makes you loving? How does that make you feel?
PS……I have the MOST amazing team at Soul Touch and I am grateful to each of you young ladies for running such an amazing spa, YOU are all superstars to me!