Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

Tag: Silence

In the Silent Spaces, That’s Where Wholeness Lies

Healing + wholeness thru mindfulness.

When I was meditating last night, an image of a nun from my Catholic elementary school came up out of nowhere.  It arose just as my body started feeling physical distress.

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Some of the nuns at my school cracked the whip.  I felt in terror of them.  Disobedience never crossed my mind, at least not in my early years.  One time, however, I was caught whispering – it seems – with a classmate during morning mass.  I don’t remember the transgression.  But I remember the humiliation of the punishment – kneeling in the aisle for the remainder of mass – as a visceral impression in my cells.

“Indignity,” cries out my bones, my body, my brain. No wonder she’s suddenly appearing from the darker corners of my mind.  This memory needs to be cleansed and released so I can move closer to wholeness, untainted by the past.

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7 Beautiful Images and 7 Timeless Quotes to Inspire Less Stress

Stress - Smile

I enjoy sharing daily inspiration on the Always Well Within Facebook Page in the form of images and quotes, sometimes together, sometimes separately.

I selected these 7 images with 7 powerful quotes to help inspire less stress in your life.  The quotes speak succinctly to the triggers that give rise to stress as well as ways to dissolve stress, sometimes in an instant.

I know that living with ease is an ongoing journey, not a sudden, miraculous transformation.  And so, we all need reminders, support, and inspiration to let go of the angst!  I hope these images and quotes will brighten and lighten your days.

Feel free to use these images in any way that will inspire more ease for you and others.  The photos are public domain and the quotes are timeless.  Please go ahead and use them on:

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The Single Most Important Insight from Tracking My Time

Autumn Trees - Change

If you’ve read some of my recent articles, you probably sense my wish to let go of the unnecessary busyness in my life life and dwell more frequently in stillness.

This isn’t a new development.

Interestingly, the first two articles where written around my birthday month, when change always seems to be the order of the day, and the third as I entered the last quarter of my birthday year.

This past week of time tracking served as a wake-up call.  It revealed activities which are not aligned with my values, priorities, and deepest goals.  During the process, I looked at each aspect of my existence and asked, “Is this in line with my life purpose?”  Time tracking also showed me precisely where I can simplify my life and stop wasting time.

Time-tracking can do this for you too.  If you would like to give it a try, you can download and use my free time tracking log.

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