Monthly Archives: April 2012

Yes, sometimes I meditate at my desk

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Sometimes, I feel so thankful that my job has taken me on more of a touchy feely path. Yeah, I know, who is this version of me? But I am learning that I’m thankful that it involves things like calls on self-care and self-compassion. And not just in a theoretical way. Two things I want to remember from today’s call:

Loving Kindness Meditation
May I be filled with loving kindness
May I be well
May I be peaceful and at ease
May I be happy

And in times of reaction, especially that which could go the route of negative, consider the space I’m in and choose peace:
Pause
Exhale
Acknowledge (and accept my reaction)
Choose (other Cs include clarity, courage, compassion, and comedy*)
Engage

*clarity: be clear about what I want and my limitations
courage to say and hear truth
compassion for myself and others
comedy: don’t take myself too seriously

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Deep breaths

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It’s been a time of transition in our house apartment new house family. (See what I mean? Not even sure how to phrase that.)

Today, while MrMan is at school and I am at work (because I already had commitments I couldn’t change), we’re moving. As in movers are coming to take large furniture from our apartment to our new house. And Sam is making sure all goes well. This is the silver lining to Sam having been laid off a month ago – he’s available to deal with it and do things like paint into the wee hours of the morning.

We were going to move our stuff ourselves this past weekend, and we’re still going to have to move a bunch of stuff, but we figured if we could use a well-time Groupon to pay other people to move the heavy and bulky stuff from our second floor apartment to our raised-basement house, we should.

I know if I had to take one of those age tests where you have to indicate how many of life’s stresses you’ve experienced lately, I’d be able to retire. Except for that money factor.

I’m hoping that the only major transitions of May are dealing with Sam being offered a new job.