Tuesday, September 3, 2013

28 Elul

The New Year is a time to reflect and to make goals/resolutions for a better tomorrow.  Reflection is hard; resolutions are often abandoned.  So, here is an exercise Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen once suggested to a patient of hers that I believe we can all learn from; review the events of the day for 15 minutes each night and ask the following questions:  What surprised me today?  What moved or touched me today?  What inspired me today?  By doing this, we begin the practice, not only of reflecting, but of finding life's blessings.  As we practice, finding those blessings becomes easier and easier until we actually live lives in which we notice blessings as they happen. . . let reflection bring us all to a place of awareness of just how blessed we are.

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