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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 57 trust is breathing

27 Feb



{trust}  

Trust is teaching me so many simple lessons, already, this year. Including watching the snow fall outside my window. It’s beautiful. And it does it’s job, falling to the ground powered by the wind and piling up on our back porch.

It’s so beautiful and one of the things I actually appreciate about being back on the east coast, the sounds of winter. Never thought I would say that.

It also makes me realize how much we need to trust the simple things that repeat over and over, like our breathing. In and out. It’s a simple act, one I hardly give notice to, but vital. I don’t think about it. I just do it. That seems to be what trust wants me to know… stop thinking, just do it.  

Breathe. Trust. Just do it.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.

Lovemore,
Jamie

{trust}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 149 :: joyful being

28 May
{just be it}

Today was a good day. It was in all estimations a good day. There is nothing better than a life full of good days strung together. That is truly, joyful being.

Being in the joy.

It is the moments in our lives when we take a pause to honor that which is important, beautiful, industrious, inventive, inspiring, heroic, and peaceful that we find ourselves in that pause. The place where we can breathe freely. The place where we can close our eyes as we look up to the sun and feel the warmth of life. The place where we share laughter and joy with the ones we love.

The joyful pause.

This is being. And I am learning in this year of Joy that it is always found on the being side of human beings. Not the doing.  

Humans do great things. Human beings, when we are our most human, do the greatest of all things. We are present.

Today, of all days, is a good day to be present.
And, that, is the biggest gift of all.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{be}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 56 :: enjoy

26 Feb
{repeat}

It’s almost march. MARCH? And joy has me realizing one thing… we have to en-joy the process. Otherwise, time just flies by. Enjoy your process… whatever it may be:

  • letting in love
  • getting over grieving
  • releasing anger
  • finding your truth
  • doing your job

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{enjoy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 137 :: dogged determination

18 May

Day 137: Brady.

I live with a food stalker. His name is Brady. He knows where all the food in the house is at all times. I mean ALL the food at ALL times.

Here is sleeps so cute and cuddly next to Pup. But really, this is all a facade. He is calculating his next sneaky food-swiping move.

Which he promptly orchestrated moments after I took this photo. It was just a bowl of oatmeal. But he devoured it in the 30 seconds I walked away from the kitchen. DEVOURED it. An entire bowl of oatmeal. Dry, bland oats. 

Thanks to Brady, there will be no second batch of oatmeal chocolate power bars. There aren’t enough oats left to mix a bar together for breakfast.

But I think there is much we can learn from our little Brady. Sure, the obvious is to not leave food out on the counter (even said oats). But there is more to observe.


This dog.
He has me thinking a lot about dogged determination. In the pursuit of what we love most. For him it is food. Any food. Even dry, bland, oats.

For you it might be dancing, singing, creating, doing. For me, it is making promises and showing up. And this year, that means yoga.

But there is also this: opportunity. 
Brady knows how to patiently wait for his window of opportunity to open. And when it appears he leaps. There is no second guessing. No hesitation. No over-thinking. There is no self-talk. Brady does not stop to ask, “Should I go for that bowl of oats now? What if she comes back and finds me all head in the bowl paws on the counter? What if I get in trouble?”


Nope. Brady is all action.
He’s a Wait. Watch. Strike. Live with the consequences sort of dog.
And as frustrating as that is at times, I have to say, I respect it.
No, I actually love it. It’s inspiring really.

So, tonight, as I put away the rest of my oatmeal chocolate bar ingredients, I leave you with this. The next time you find yourself waiting and watching, just think of Brady.

And…
Go for it.  

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{going for it?}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 70 :: never stop

11 Mar

Day 70: Trying?

It’s hard to believe it’s already Day 70. Day Seventy!
After seventy days of yoga it’s hard to believe that I can still barely touch my heels to the ground in downward dog… but it is getting better. Slightly. Well, just a little bit.

But here’s the thing that I do know is true… you never fail until you stop trying.


Thanks, Albert Einstein!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{trying?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 338 :: blissful doing

8 Dec

Today’s bliss…doing.

I close out tonight with the thought on my brain and a long list on my To Do list that is screaming… just do it. Just do it. Just do it. It, of course, is never done dear NIKE. But doing is half the battle.

Do. Be. Do. Be. Do.
Just do it. 

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie
{doing?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 200 :: expectations and the bliss gap

25 Jul
I’ve come to a realization. I have expectations. 

I know. Not a huge revelation, but one that, while it can be a great benefit for certain aspects of life, can be a total bliss buster.

Expectations come in so many forms. Some are too high. Some are too low. Some are bouncing everywhere in between. But they are there. Implanted, imbedded, intact inside of me. Expectations of what/how/when everything in life/years/weeks/days should go/be/do. It’s exhausting just thinking about expectations. 

Sometimes I don’t know what to expect until expectations creep up on me in the form of disappointment. (Thus the complaining and the struggle through a no complaint challenge).

But expectations can be so good too. They can push, drive, and propel me forward.

The real challenge may not be complaining… it might just be finding a balanced bliss somewhere in between all of this.

Maybe it’s accepting the difference between where my expectations lie and where my feet stand? It is something I am beginning to call The Bliss Gap.

Take this flower for instance.
Today we watched it unfurl, unfold, open up and then curl back up and die. It had no expectation. It just did what it was supposed to.

It wasn’t worried about whether it was ahead of schedule, blooming faster than all the other flowers. It wasn’t comparing it’s pink color to the orange next to it. It wasn’t trying to get taller and fatter and slimmer and pinker all at the same time. It wasn’t doing anything other than being a flower in bloom.

Fascinating really.
Be like the flower my mind says.
Give up expectations.
Unfold. Unfurl. Bloom. Be.
Bliss.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {blooming bliss?}
#lovemoredomore
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