Wake up to what's possible
If you are a Thomas’ English Muffin fan, you will notice this message is posted on their packaging. When I read it this morning, I was struck by how my energy shifted…I smiled…and I felt my focus shift to the present moment. I cannot recall the last time I felt so optimistic while consuming my breakfast. Think about it…it’s a magnificent head space to begin the day.
It has a child-like approach to life. Looking for the magic…the awesomeness…the joy. From a mental health perspective, it promotes an inward sense of health and well-being which is then extended outward to people we meet and experiences we encounter.
It gives us a chance…an opportunity…to be successful in whatever way we define success. To meet the day with hope and to feel empowered to meet the challenges that will, undoubtedly, be presented. While it doesn’t guarantee that we will be ‘able to leap tall buildings in a single bound’, it does give us the confidence to take the next step.
Our thoughts, feelings, and choices are the basis of our reality. For while we do not always have power over what happens in our world, we do have power over how we choose to respond. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit priest, philosopher, and WWI veteran, sums it up beautifully...
In the final analysis the question of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
When we assume responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, and choices, we increase the possibilities…we increase our happiness…we increase our personal power. de Chardin understands this. He understands the flow from an event that rocked our world to an action that can bring us back to center, and the action originates from within us. Sometimes we can get to that place by ourselves…we find the strength within. Sometimes we need help. How we get there doesn’t matter, it is the journey that shapes us and molds us and reflects who we truly are. All we need is willingness.
Meaningful messages can materialize from anywhere…even from an English Muffin.
Blessings for a beautiful NOW,
Dayton ~ the holistic wellness coach