There is coffee by "Chat n Brew" in my mug right now that tastes like "Tar n Cigarettes". Nasty. I'm meant for better things today, so I'm not going to start off my morning with that agreement...
What I did start off with on this January 2, 2012 morning is 5 minutes of meditation, which involved sitting still on a folded up quilt, Indian style, and breathing deeply. Then, I read excerpts from two Hazelden books, A TIME TO BE FREE and
EACH DAY A NEW BEGINNING.
The first book was a gift from my uncle 15 years ago. The second, a gift from a friend about 2 years ago. They've been collecting dust.
This practice of meditating and reading a positive piece of writing at the start of the day is one I used to do but stopped because I didn't have enough time.
For the purpose of this short post, italics represent excuses. Who can't find 5 minutes in the morning to put a healthy buffer in between teeth brushing and breakfast?
What healthy habit or practice can you dust off, pull out of the archives and resume today?
For the purpose of this short post, bold font represents an inspired action. If you don't have one in your archives, start with the 5 minutes of meditation. I'll even give you the two take-aways from my Hazelden books as a prompt:
ATTBF: I can continue to be ruled by the voices of the past -- or, I can work toward changing my perceptions and actions today.
EDANB: Creativity is a given. It is another dimension of the spiritual presence guiding us all. I'll get out of its way today.
I'm off to Grey Dog. GOOD coffee awaits!