Today I want to talk about mindfulness. And I want to talk about that because it is something that has genuinely and truly lifted me from a lot of the sin and sickness in my life, and many aspects of my eating disorder.
I have a friend named Mary.
Mary consistently talks about joy, and wanting more joy in her life and in everyone’s lives. She is a beautiful person and is truly inspirational. She talks about how she sets an intention every morning for each day to live with joy, and to spread that to everyone and anyone.
I believe in forgiveness. I believe in non-judgement. I believe that every human being deserves chances and love and acceptance. And I believe that we are all equal because we were all created by God.
With these very important things in mind, my daily intentions spread beyond myself. While, yes, I want to better myself and recover more and more from my disorder, I want to do that so that I can be better equipped to share in God’s works and carry out His plan for my life.
If we know what we’re doing and why we’re doing it, our days will look much different. What do you need today? More clarity? More social time? A freer spirit? To forgive someone? Set intentions for each day, but don’t stress about them. Keep them in the back of your mind, or write them down, and let go a little bit. Breathe. You are wonderful as you are, and all you can do is your best, but just keep doing that.
Intentions are sort of mini goals that add up to be much more effective than goals that are incredibly far off and difficult to achieve. Ask God what He is calling you to do or who He needs you to be today. Start with this moment. Maybe He’s calling you to listen. Maybe He’s calling you to reach out to someone in need. Maybe He’s calling you to better your health. Set that intention.
Intentions set a tone for your day, and, in turn, your life, your short life on this earth.
Happy Monday, and I’ll see you all tomorrow.