Not All Stars Belong in the Sky
A clear, cool night. I have been reading,
but the thoughts of man do not solace me.
I raised the curtain and looked at the moon, clear and silvery; and I brushed some of the unrest out of my mind.
I know all the theories of the moon.
There have been times when the symbols of science have robbed me of some of its mystery and charm.
But no one can explain the moon anymore than a grasshopper can explain me.
In youth, the moon promised too much.
But now I understand better; that was not the moon's fault.
Also, the moon and I have this in common:
We both are wanderers across the night.
~ Max Ehrman ~
Coming Home to an Open Hearted Awareness
In daily life we often leave ourselves, get lost in thoughts, and cut off from a direct, openhearted experience of our life. This meditation by Tara Brach reconnects by opening all the senses, turning towards the awareness that is here, and resting in the awakened heartspace .
“Waking up from thoughts… coming back home to the senses…”
Let's Look at examples of some Simple Questions that may help you Become More Thoughtful and Aware of Yourself and Your Daily Life:
☛ How are you Feeling Today? What Happened to Make you Feel this way?
✤ What Are you Goals & Intentions for This Day ?
☛ . What is the nicest compliment you have ever received?
✤ . What are your strengths?
☛ . What can you do, starting right now, to be more Self Loving?
✤ . What can you forgive yourself for?
☛ . What makes you feel Happy?
✤ . What are some of the biggest insecurities you have that you would like to "work" on?
☛ . Think & Write about one BIG change you would like to make in your Life.
✤ . What is your favourite "thing" about yourself?
☛ Keep Journaling about 3 Things that you do really well, and you would like to keep refining your skills in.
☛ Pick one item that really stands out from your Gratitude List, and write why you are TODAY especially grateful for it. ?
You can choose how you want to Journal.
1. Print out the Journaling Pages
2. Or Copy and paste the Journaling Prompts into a Journaling App like Journey Cloud
3. Copy and Paste the Journaling Prompts into an Online Journaling Sites like: