Main Idea: It’s also the week to remember more serious topics, too, like Recycle Awareness Week and Malnutrition Awareness Week - two very important causes. Sea Otters are just so darn cute I had to add a video at the end of page.
We are always moving through something, yet our attention is usually drawn to what was or to what might be.
The last two weeks have been dedicated to moving TOWARD and AWAY from things/people/ideas.
What happens when you get there? Do we give it the same amount of thought and emotional weight as we did while traveling toward it?
The present moment is what is truly real and that’s where we need to give the majority of our attention because that’s where happiness lies. Happiness or contentment are not found in rehashing the past (although there can be happy memories) or dreaming of the future. It’s found right here, right now.
This week, try this: As you move through each day, feel gratitude and give your best into each moment. You’ll feel proud, contented, and, well… happier.
Quote: "Thoughts are just moving through consciousness. They have no power. Nothing has reality until you reach it, grab it, and somehow impregnate it with the power of belief." (Adyashanti)
Resource: Guided Meditation for Students (11:45) from Khan Academy. Good introduction to meditation for students.
Dad Joke: Last night I had a dream that I was a muffler. I woke up exhausted.
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