Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!

Today I am reminded, “It’s Okay!” This morning was much like every other morning. Wake up, lie in bed until the last possible minute. Get up shower, take my son to school.  Come back – finally, fix my morning cup of coffee – get the younger two girls ready.  Of course, this morning I walk in, and they’re trying to clean up a good amount of milk spilled on the table.  I take over the clean up and try to direct them back to finishing their breakfast and getting ready.  My wife comes downstairs, and now we’re both trying to hurry them to get ready.  We finish our morning routine; they hurry out the door.

I take my coffee and move upstairs to finish getting ready.  I’m only running about 5 minutes behind schedule at this point.  I go into the meditation room and try to quiet my mind as I prepare to meditate.  As Continue reading “Jan 26, 2016 – It’s Okay!”

Jan 25, 2016 – What kind of day are you going to have? It’s your choice!

Your Day is Your Choice!
Your Day is Your Choice!

“What kind of day are you going to have?” That is the question I ask my kids every morning as they leave for school. Their reply, “a better day than yesterday.” My youngest then says,”but not as good as tomorrow!” Always with her heart melting little smile. Finally, I’ll ask, “whose choice is it?” “It’s my choice!”, They will each reply.  Some days, with more enthusiasm than other. I will then end this morning ritual with, “Make the right choices!”. Continue reading “Jan 25, 2016 – What kind of day are you going to have? It’s your choice!”

The Journey is my Destination!

Straight two lane highway
The narrower the path, the clearer the destination

“The Journey is my Destination”.  I first heard this statement from an old mentor of mine.  It stuck with me then and made a small impact on how I began to see my days.  But, as I have journeyed through the past 20 months.  The meaning behind this statement has deepened within me.

When I began working on this mediation series, I had no idea how much the preliminary research would impact me.  I have already began to see the changes in myself, since I began this journey.  And though I have been through the 12 Steps of a recovery program, a few times.  Each time I dive into them, a new part of me seems to be awaken.  Of course, that is part of the purpose. Continue reading “The Journey is my Destination!”