April 13, 2020
My Morning Practice
By Jeanne Rust
My morning practice is one of the most important parts of my day. In fact, I have come to look forward to it. I get to spend some time alone, just with me, before the day begins. This has become a sacred time for me. I usually start out with a prayer, giving thanks for all of the goodness in my life. For me, starting the day with gratitude and thanksgiving helps me be purposeful and intentional during the day. It helps me be more productive. I consciously set my intentions and goals for the day. I can plan how I want my day to be.
In the morning when the rest of the world is still resting, the joy of no emails, no phones ringing, no texts to answer is such a gift. Silence in today's world is priceless. Sometimes I'll read an inspirational text such as something from one of the Hazelton books or my favorite, the Course of Miracles. Sometimes I'll dance or do a QiGong practice. My morning practice is never the same, but changes to reflect what is meaningful to me on a particular day. I trust my heart and my body to let me know exactly what I need!
I know that many people gain strength from chanting or journaling or from visualizations. I believe that each person needs to develop their own morning practice as they find which practices are the most meaningful to them.
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