By Robin Lee
One of my very favorite sayings of all time is, “You never know when you are making a memory.”
Moments pass day-by-day—interactions with children, spouses, partners, clients, absolute strangers—tiny moments to us seemingly unimportant, yet somehow have the potential to become a memory stored in another’s heart forever. This potential memory has the ability to create a belief system in another that has the capacity of affecting them for their entire life. How wild is that?
I write this blog today as I sit sipping on a chai latte lost in my own world as I look onto the busy street ahead of me. The sun is shining and my heart begins to melt and fill with gratitude. I feel very blessed to be given this life that I live. I watch dozens of people walk along the sidewalk in front of me and think that many of the people passing could possibly read this blog online tomorrow. How cool is that?
We are so much more powerful and important than we realize. In each moment that we connect with another, we have the opportunity to etch a memory into their heart.
What kinds of memories did you etch today? If each person we come into contact with is a gift and opportunity given to support us, what opportunities are being given to you?
I share my heart with you today as an invitation to allow more consciousness into your life. I pray that you truly understand how important you are with each and every life you come into contact. We are here to teach and support each other. Every single interaction is here to support you on your journey of becoming more connected to your heart.
The next time you are annoyed with someone or a situation, slow down and take a deep breath. Annoyance is a great indicator that you out of your center. The situation before you is offering you a choice to react or to become centered. You get to choose. Do your best to find your center before reacting.
The next time your spouse is critical of you, stop and breathe. Criticism is often a reminder of how incredibly hard we can be on ourselves. Take a moment to breathe, step back, and use the experience as an opportunity to be loving and nurturing to yourself. Find (and express out loud) three things you are grateful for about yourself. If you care to take it to a deeper level, take a bigger breath and find (and express out loud) three things to be grateful for about your spouse. Watch how it diffuses the hurt and irritation of the criticism. It really does!
Every moment has a blessing hidden in it, if we are willing to find it. Every moment is here to support us. Each moment is an opportunity to create more peace of mind. (Really! It is!) We simply have to be more committed to creating peace of mind than being right or needing to prove a point.
Today will never come again. The people in your life today could be gone tomorrow. Life is so fragile. Please don’t take the days and people in your life for granted. Honor the moment and all of the blessings it holds.
Let go of judgment and replace it with acceptance, knowing deep in your soul that judging is an opportunity to grow on a level you didn’t even know imaginable. Judgment is an excuse we make to not allow ourselves to be connected to our hearts. Judgment is an excuse we make to not allow ourselves to be grateful and present. Judgment is an excuse we make to stay distant from the person standing in front of us. Judgment is a huge distraction. As we judge, we give our power away to other people or experiences, leaving us feeling empty, angry, resentful, and frustrated. Judging is a wall that sits between you and feeling love. The next time you notice yourself judging, take a big deep breath, put a smile on your face, and simply say to yourself, “LET GO.”
Taking breaths helps us to reboot our system and disconnect us from our crazy minds and quickly plugs us into our limitless hearts.
Breathing creates patience, understanding, clarity, and a connection to truth, which creates peace of mind.
Please stop, take a breath, and allow yourself to feel and believe deep inside of your very being that you matter so much more than you realize. Take another breath and commit to acting like it.
You truly never know when you are making a memory.
You are so much more powerful than you realize. You really are.
From the deepest place of my heart that I have yet learned to breathe into,
Robin Lee is a Medical Intuitive, author, and speaker who has helped thousands of people around the world understand the language of their bodies. Robin believes that our bodies innately know how to balance and heal themselves if given proper care and support. She shares tips, tools, and techniques to honor our bodies and heal our lives! For more, visit Robin’s website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
*Photo by onesevenone.