There’s always something to get done. But living like that’s all you’re here for — to do all the things — isn’t much of a life at all. It sucks the life OUT of you.
If you're addicted to being busy, too, just take a minute with this prayer for stress.
You’re here to live, really live, and nothing less.
Why is it so hard to let ourselves enjoy life while we’re living it, anyway? To take breaks? To celebrate what we’ve accomplished before we move on to the next thing?
At least, for a moment.
Read this mindfulness prayer.
Then you can go back to doing whatever you were doing, and feel good about whatever you decide to do… or not do… next.
Wishing you peace, right in the middle of everything.
A Mindfulness Prayer for Stress Relief and More LIFE in Your Life
To the life energy that courses through every cell and soul,
May I feel your vital and giving nature as my own. May I feel myself as an expression and an extension of your infinite, easy flow.
Remind me about the stillness that’s underneath everything I do.
In all my rushing and doing, when I’m only half alive, give me another chance to savor and delight. Show me how to flow from one moment to the next. Show me how to use my heart as a guide again.
Lighten me like a breeze, right in the middle of everything.
Help me live the only way the universe intends: one day at a time.
Remind me that wherever I am, there I am entirely. That when my heart is open, I can hear the wisdom of my soul. I can hear the faintest whispers of the cosmos. I can sense the intelligence that springs from quiet trees. I can see beauty where others see nothing at all.
Prove to me that I am guided and connected, supported and protected, fluid and free.
Remind me to breathe.
When I’m only half living, show me again the beauty in simple things.
Tell me about how my heart beats in time with the entire universe and all of its creations. How what I focus on flowers, and I can’t be anywhere I’m not meant to be.
Reveal to me my own power to love who I am and honor where I’ve been, and still accomplish what needs to be done. It’s the same power that dissolves force into feeling. It’s the power of a long exhale that sparks freedom and healing.
Let me feel this season with every cell of my being. Let my actions spring from a deep-seated peace. Let me be thoroughly, wondrously, entirely here.
Me and this moment: let this be enough.
And so I am. And so it is.
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Which part of this prayer really hit home for you?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know! Plus, what you share helps me help other people better. The ones like you who could use a break today.