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A Monday Maverick Meditation

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So, all of my plans for today are out the window.  My child is home sick AND we’ve had an unexpected death in the family, so everything I thought I was going to have time to do today – POOF! up in smoke.

Now, I could freak out, stress out and resent the plate life has handed me today.  In fact, that seems to be my natural default position most days.  BUT, since I am on the Maverick Mom journey of being present, flexible and gentle on those who must live with me, I think I will make a different choice today.

The Universe must be stepping up to the plate in hopes that I might stop my griping and complaining because over the weekend, as I was cleaning out my office, I found a mediation that someone sent me ages and ages ago that seems to apply perfectly to this moment, today.  I thought I would share it with you.

Just For Today

Just for today I will try to live thorugh this day only, and not tackle all my problems and once.  I can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today I will be happy.  This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Just for today I wll adjust myself to what is, and not try to admust everything to my own desires.  I will take my “luck” as it comes, and fit myself to it.

Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind.  I will study.  I will learn something useful.  I will not be a mental loafer.  I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn, and not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count.  I will do two things I don’t want to do – just for exercise.  I will not show anyone my feelings are hurt.  They may be hurt, but today I will now show it.

Just for today I will be agreeable.  I will look as well as I can, dress becomingly, keep my voice low, be courteous, criticize not one bit.  I won’t find fault with anything, nor try to improve or regulate anybody but myself.

Just for today, I will have a program.  I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it.  I will save myself from two pests: hurry and indecision.

Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myslef, and relax.  During this half hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective of my life.

Just for today I will be unafraid.  Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.

Don’t know about you, but if I can just manage to do this much today – or even half this much today, my day – and my Maverick Life – will be called a success.  I’ll let you know how it all works out.

~M.

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