Monday, December 26, 2011

December 23 ~ reverb11 ~ Karma (Action)

Actions speak louder than words. What daily actions will you take this year? How will you begin your January mornings?

Starting out the new year I can think of no better way to begin my morning then through a few minutes of meditation.  I wrote about this in November, a sort of early resolution, but considering the events taking place right now (my wedding on Christmas Day and family from around the country flying into the Lake Tahoe area to celebrate with us) I have been unable to find the time for solitude.

I have taken advantage of waking up before almost everyone else (my mom is also an early riser so she gets up when she hears me) and I've sat in the peace and quiet, reflecting a little.  But there has been so much over-indulgence and stress that my mind races with plans, worries and guilt which makes me stress out even more. As much as I love my friends and family, I am looking forward to my and my new husband's last week in our little cabin. A full week of pressure, no expectations, no schedule...just peace.

 The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. 
~ Frederick Buechner


  1. First Lynn, well done on all your writings this month!
    Second, congratulations on your wedding!

    I for one am not a meditator because my mind won't stop! Its so silly sometimes because I don't know what its even thinking about. It just goes.

    Have a wonderful week with your hubby!

  2. I hope you found that peace, reflection, and stillenss that you were looking for. I am finding that I can call it up amidst the craziest of surroundings when I'm really in tune to it. We went to Chicago to get away from everyday hectic life and just to spend a few moments together without phones ringing and being called into work. Chicago is nuts right before Christmas, but we found solitude in our hotel room and watched the madness from high above, sipping wine. It was perfect in every way. Congratulations, Lynn. You deserve all the happiness in the world. Big hugs to you!

  3. Ellen, I know exactly what you mean about calling up that inner peace. Having a cabin full of friends and family for the wedding certainly tested my ability to remain calm and not snap. I had my moments to be sure...and as much as I love them all, it has been wonderful to have this empty space (well, almost...there's the hubby, 2 cats and the dog) to really soak in this feeling. I have had the pleasure of finding such amazing beauty and 'secret' little places for reflection on this trip.

  4. Sheri, my mind often doesn't want to shut down and it was extremely difficult for me in the beginning...I was constantly thinking about all of the other things I 'should' be doing. But, for me, it was either medication for depression and anxiety or meditation. I tried both and eventually was able to rely solely on meditation. It works for me, but then I am a naturally quiet and reflective person.

    Thanks so much for the congrats! We are loving it up here in the mountains (even if there is NO snow).


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