3 Daily Mindfulness Lessons From My Dog
Every day when I come home, my dog offers me 3 great reminders.
LESSON ONE - Each moment is a new beginning
I never saw my dog being upset about things that happened yesterday. I don´t even think she spends much time planning for the future :-). She lives fully in the NOW. Whenever I come to her, her eyes are full of joy for the moment. Passion for life. Joy with no condition. Curiosity and playfulness of a child.
We want to live a good life. Well, let´s aim for living a good day. Once we make the best of this one day, we´ll have good day after a good day, and we are going to have a great life :-).
LESSON TWO - Love without conditions
I feel absolutely and unconditionally loved whenever I come to her and she looks at me. It´s a deep, warm feeling of belonging. I feel loved when I come home and she always welcomes me like if we did not see each other for months, not for hours. I often wish we, people, had more capacity for this kind of love and kindness. Maybe not more capacity. Sure, we can do it. But so often we have judgements, expectations and requirements for other people. We say "I love you, but..." It´s interesting to observe and become aware of them. And experiment with melting into unconditional love, where "but" is forbidden.
LESSON THREE - Relax anytime and take good care of yourself
My dog takes great care of herself. She can relax in an instant very deeply. In fact, she often loudly snores in my office and she reminds me moment-by-moment to refresh, rejuvenate and relax. When I am relaxed, I am in flow, my performance goes higher and things seem to happen with much more ease and less effort.
So let´s learn from dogs and children, let them remind us about these (and other) important things we tend to forget in our busy lives.
Have a wonderful day, my friends.
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