To give and to receive are one in truth
I will receive what I am giving now.

I must be conscious of this throughout the day, especially in every moment. This is where mind-watching comes into play. For ever so subtly the ego’s voice can encroach upon my mind and bring with it the judgments and criticisms. Is this really what I want to offer to others and to myself?

I think not.

With steady mindfulness, I will see myself and others differently. I will offer the peace, the love, the gentleness and joy that is our true nature. Is this always easy? Easy? No, but simple. Simple in the sense that I should not wrack my brain over it. Just do it, just do it.

That’s the simplicity, in practicing.

I awoke today not really ready to begin my day. Yet, I did. I made the coffee and opened all the windows in our home to let the cool breeze clear the house. This is just like opening my mind to Holy Spirit and letting Him clear away the cobwebs of doubt. In this, I found peace. I also joined with our daily Workbook Lesson meditation this morning as I have been off and on for some time. Stopping and taking that 15 minutes on a given day and even when I know a long list exists on my task list, joining has made all the difference in my frame of mind. I can approach the day differently.

And so I shall.

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