Written on October 20th, 2015
As I’ve grown, I’ve come to realize the grand importance of the small things. Discovering appreciation for the beauty within the stillness of just being – the moments that define how you live & who you are. How you handle the small things, says a lot about your ability to handle the bigger, more prominent lessons.
In my reading of ‘How To Train A Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness‘, I’ve learned that by choosing to be more conscious of the small actions that are made throughout one’s day, mindfulness becomes a part of all actions. In turn, over time this mindfulness will allow one to cultivate internal peace, and great strength when facing the inevitable natural changes that this experience of life brings forth.
“A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives…Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.“
I highly recommend reading and following the simple practices within this book, if you’re interested in finding lasting happiness within your self & your life. To be able to share what I have learned with others is one of the many things that brings me joy. I hope my words can shine a little light in someones day.
ᎣᏏᏲ || Osiyo
Chelsea Erin Wright