This week a message popped up on my iPhone that read ' Your screen time went down 29 percent last week.' This thrilled me as I aspire to the highest quality of life to cultivate my spiritual growth. Recently at one of our Luminous Socials a woman asked me how I practice this level of inner sunshine and I thought I would love to share the little things I have identified that contribute to a more mindful day.
Each and every day I read from a book (usually just a chapter!) and cook something wholesome in my little kitchen.
I create a beautiful piece of work whether it be taking a photograph, writing a poem, or decorating a corner of my home.
I am inspired to leave my phone at home when I go for a long, meandering walk with my dog Lucy or a friend along the seawall, Pacific Spirit park, up the mountains.
I mediate each morning for 40 minutes and pariticualy love love love the Headspace app.
I move my body every single day - often on a hike, a bicycle ride, a yoga class at Semperviva or a simple walk with my dog.
Each day - I have a quiet, sweet real conversation with someone I love - a present, 'listening' conversation where I make a point to reach out and explore a meaningful connection. I come away more deeply in love with this person - and cherish them all at the more profoundly for this time together as I have taken the time to understand their heart a bit better.
All these little bits of sunshine make me feel so much more inspired, grounded, happy. Of course! I have bad days, and sad moments, and difficult challenges - but these simple practices bring out the very best and most beautiful of my life and my soul in our world.
What are your practices for a beautiful life?