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Good People in the Now


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When good people work together, we have the potential to create something extraordinary.

Together, we are stronger.  We are happier.  We listen.  We learn.  We understand.  We love.  We laugh.  We live truth.

In a time when we are divided by fear, distrust and hate, we must fine solace in communities of love.  This doesn’t mean we walk away from the world outside.  Quite the opposite.  It means – now more than ever – we are compelled to participate.  We join with those whose intentions are to listen, learn, and understand what divides us.  We join with those who choose to listen, learn and understand what connects us.

When we’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed by the noise around us there are four simple steps we can take to carry us to the now.  These steps can bring a greater sense of calm and remind us who we want to be.

  • Step back from what you are doing.  Take a deep breath. Hold it for the count of six.  Feel where the breath resides in your body.  Be present with the power you have at this very moment.
  • Breathe out negative thoughts and anything that sits heavy on your chest or in your heart to the count of eight.  Negative thoughts aren’t serving you well.  They are holding you back from peace and clarity.
  •  Continue to breath until you feel calm and the breath fills your body with light.  Eliminate any thoughts that judge self.  Let it go.  You deserve that positive energy.
  •  And when you are done with your breathing, list all the good things that have happened today.  Practice seeking out the positive vs. what has gone wrong. 

Leave behind what no longer serves ALL of us.   Even the simplest steps can begin the journey.  Who do you want to be?

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