SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: To be unavailable to our friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset, or even to know the sun has set at all, to whiz through our obligations without time for a single, mindful breath, this has become the model of a successful life. ~ Wayne Mueller
Essential Element: A major contributor to this mess is the general lack of rest and repair. As a society we have bought into the idea that rest and rejuvenation is a luxury, not a requirement. This is fundamentally untrue, physically damaging, emotionally crippling and psychologically devastating. We must take back our rest [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest & Repair].
Journal: Write in your journal the numbers 1 -5. Next to each of them, write down a memory from this week that you stopped and recognized the moment happening in front of you. A memorable thing said, a story that gave you pause, a child learning to swim, a space in which you stood captivated with hundreds of others…. Whatever they were, remind yourself of them. Jot down the numbers 1-5 so you can go ahead and look for them again this week. And post one of them here – as a comment – so we can all relish it too. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
AIR ~ Movement of the Day: This amazing spring weather has everyone at Bonfire Headquarters itching for an excuse to be outside! Get your daily dose of sunshine AND an amazing workout by dusting off your bicycle this week! Whether biking to work or riding around the block with your kids after school, this exercise is sure to get your ‘gears’ moving! [Click here for additional Workouts]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, and what you believe shine through. ~ Anonymous Essential Element: A key step in moving toward a life of alignment is articulating our highest values. [click here to read 'Living in Alignment'] Journal: What are the most important motivators in your life – the things that drive you to do what you do every day? Compassion? Freedom? Diligence? Authenticity? Generosity? List three of your life’s top values. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]