Thursday, March 29, 2012

Finding Focus

I don't really believe in coincidences. I think things happen as they are supposed to. I just posted a couple of days ago about my struggle with quieting my mind on my quest to meditate. During lunch today, I was busy creating my Meditation Nook board on Pinterest. A few minutes ago, I finally got around to reading my daily Joyce Meyers devotional. What was it about? Yep.

The devotional included a quote from Eugene Peterson's The Message: "Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse."

Maybe, for now (for me) focusing on the positive is the key to quieting my mind. Rather than trying to turn my thoughts into white noise, I will pick one thing/person I'm thankful for in the moment and try to focus on how grateful I am to have that thing/person in my life. It's got to be a heck of a lot better than repeating "one" or "om" over an over, which is what I tried to do last night.

In other news, as you can see, there's a new look around here. I got bored with my old template and went on a renovation mission last night. Now, all of the blogs are accessible from A Curated Life. I'm also adding a Style page and resuming and redefining the Rubbish Free blog. Food, fashion, home decoration, health and everyday lessons. Sheesh, I've got a lot to do...but I'm loving every moment.   

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