I start each day with a morning practice I’ve been refining over the years. It begins with a slide show of things that make me smile, that inspire me, or uplift me. I’d like to start sharing some of those pictures with you, starting today.
I’m a writer, and this reminds me that I can use my writing to create something beautiful or to help me work through something gnarly and nasty that is slowing down my eagerness for life. I started doing Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages some years ago. While I don’t always do the full three pages, I do write every day in my journal. (See The Artist’s Way for more information about morning pages.)
I’ll keep sharing the rest of the pictures in the slide show, but I would love to see any pictures or graphics you might have that inspire you. Please share!
I’ll also be talking more about my morning practice. I’m of the belief that you should begin your morning for you. “You Do You”, as the Dalai Lama tells us. Take the time to get your mind, body and spirit all working together. My morning practice begins at 4:30 AM. (Can you tell I’m a morning person?) I do visualization, meditation, qigong, affirmations, reading inspirational books and journaling. I spend about ten minutes on each part of the practice. That hour is often the most productive one I have, because it sets me up for a great day.