Monday, April 18, 2011

Minding Your Business (New Thought Sunday Message for Easter, April 24, 2011)

One of the most powerful ways to experience personal Resurrection is to become more aware of how you spend your time. Choice follows awareness. Consider the following...

The average American will spend approximately:
  • Five years waiting in line
  • Four years doing household chores
  • Three years in meetings
  • Six years waiting at red lights
  • One year watching TV commercials
  • 20 hours each week in leisure activities, including seven hours in front of the TV, two hours working out or listening to music, seven hours in social interaction with family, friends, at parties, or other entertainment.
  • Remaining waking hours eating, washing, cooking, shopping, commuting, puttering around.
Now, realizing all that, realize this as well. You are unconsciously moving through most of those activities and moments. If you bring just a few percentage points more awareness to your day, you can improve your health, your relationships, your professional life, and your spiritual experience. Some ways to do that?
  1. Spend a little time consciously breathing while waiting in line or at red lights.
  2. Bless your meals.
  3. Acknowledge those in your life on a regular basis; take no one for granted.
  4. Smile at yourself in the mirror until it no longer bothers you to do so!
  5. Eat more greens, less sugar, fatty meats, and booze. Oh, and limit 'white' foods.
  6. Move more.
  7. Serve more.
Simple ways to become more aware of your time on this planet. After all, the only real wealth you possess is the amount of time you've been allotted and you have no way of knowing how much time that actually is. Spend it wisely, usefully, lovingly. You can only take with you what you give away. And you have much more to give than you probably realize. 

Many blessings to you this Easter season.

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