Since its inception, my Abundance Jar has been steadily filling up with all the wonderful moments that life has to offer. It’s almost to the point where I’m thinking a larger jar is needed! Each piece of paper documents a thought – a moment – during which I was thankful. Some are as simple as,
New coloured pens!
Others as meaningful as,
Spent the night curled up on the couch with Brandon.
Regardless of what the message says, they all have the same affect – mindfulness. Being mindful, fully aware of my surroundings, is a valuable lesson I learned through the teachings of Jon Kabat-Zinn. His book Wherever You Go, There You Are and his guided meditation have inspired me to wake up from the hazy monotony in which I was living my life and embrace being fully present in the moment. I’ve learned to take chances, try new things, adapt self-awareness, and practice the art of slowing down and being patient.
Okay the patience thing….. I’m still working on, but I must say I’ve improved by leaps and bounds!
This is where my Abundance Jar fits in. Capturing and writing down those moments of awareness will serve to remind me what life is truly all about.
Life is about the journey we take and not the destination we seek. If we focus on the end we’ll miss all the really good bits in the middle!
Have you started an Abundance Jar?
What have you learned about yourself?