Sometimes you read something and it really makes a deep impression. Meli who facilitated the Mindfulness Summit last year shared this quote from a book I’m currently reading :
“Practice sharing the fullness of your being, your best self, your enthusiasm, your vitality, your spirit, your trust, your openness, above all, your presence. Share it with yourself, with your family, with the world.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life
What a lovely sentiment…. sharing the best of yourself. And that word practice is so key … we have to start doing it … won’t always be able to manage it …. but as we practice, we can get better at it. By becoming more aware, perhaps we start to notice those small, mean, judgemental thoughts … and of course the first step to change is awareness. Sharing our fullness of being – that real essence our true selves. Sharing our trust and openness – you have to be feeling good about yourself to be able to do this … if you are coming from a place of fear, suspicion, or anger, you simply can’t do it. Sharing our presence….. being there, really there.
And somehow, as we do this, the spaciousness in our hearts grows and grows.
I love this sentiment – will be the focus of my meditation this week.