Ritual to Greet the Day

Every new day is a tremendous gift. And yet we often take these days for granted, rushing into everything we need to respond to, distracting ourselves, forgetting to feel wonder.

Wouldn’t it be lovely to create a morning ritual to greet your day?

The purpose of the ritual is to practice full appreciation of the gift we’ve been given, and to set the rest of the day up for wonder.

What would that create for your life, if you had a ritual like that?

My suggestion is to create your own ritual, not copy mine, because ritual is best treated as a creative act. Ask yourself, what would be amazing for your morning?

Some ideas and suggestions:

Another important idea: start out imperfectly, and iterate. That means create new versions as you go through the ritual regularly, adjusting based on what you discover. Don’t try to make it perfect — even if you just pause for a moment in the morning to think of 5 things you’re grateful for, that’s an amazing start.

What would be a lovely way to greet your day?

The Deepening Into Slowing Down Retreat

Btw … I’m holding an online retreat, Deepening Into Slowing Down, from June 21-23, 2024, and you’re invited.

In this retreat, we’ll meditate together, I’ll teach about the depths possible in slowing down, we’ll look at our old habitual patterns, and do some work on this together. It’s a 3-day retreat designed to have you leave a changed person.

I’m also offering a $100 discount on the retreat if you sign up by the end of May, so grab your seat now.