your daily rock : focus your attention

It is easy to be here, and not here. It is easy to continue typing while someone sitting in the room with us is talking to us. It is easy to be listening to a poet read deeply moving poetry aloud and be texting at the same time. But none of those–none–situate us in this moment, this light spot on the planet that we are occupying right now. They take us elsewhere. Are we so unhappy where we are? Are we so displaced or discontent or is this moment right in front of us not enough? Focus your attention on this one tiny spot you are inhabiting today. Make it the most light-filled, presence-filled spot on the planet today. Breathe in focus today, breathe out focus today. Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...

your daily rock : detach from being right.

Would you rather be happy or be right? I’m choosing happy. Is it the situation you’re in that is making you angry or upset, or is it your attachment to being right in that situation that is doing the most harm? When you can give up the need to be right, whole worlds appear. There is a freedom that is palpable. You will feel it in your bones. When is it the hardest to give up the need to be right? When you’re right. Practice then. Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...

your daily rock : refine

  Refine: “to¬†remove impurities or unwanted elements from.” What can you refine today? Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...

your daily rock : you are amazing!

Today, set your alarm to ring on the hour every hour. When you hear the alarm, regardless of circumstance, say (to yourself aloud, if possible, or silently if not), “I am amazing!”¬† Sometimes you just need a wee reminder of how amazing you are. Love,     (These beautifully painted rocks are created by Kim Mailhot, aka The Rock...