9 Minutes of Bliss



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This weekend, I had the privilege of connecting with one of my favorite ski parents. While we have all moved on from ski racing the friendships we formed over those years will forever hold a special place in all of our hearts. Ski racing, like many sports at that level, takes a toll on the athlete as well as the entire family. It’s a lifestyle that challenges all involved.

So, when we have the opportunity to reconnect with some of the families it’s a special time. We understand one another and even though we are all doing different things we can relate. This particular parent has two daughters that are several years older than my girls and as such has more life experience. She is a little bit older and a lot wiser. When we get together we always end up in deep conversation and this weekend was no exception.

Over the years, we have shared tips on everything from workouts and diets to book recommendations. This weekend she told me about how she found this awesome yoga on Youtube called, Yoga with Adriene. If you follow our torture report you know I love Adriene. She is quirky, real and even has lint on her yoga pants, occasionally. She is my kind of girl. Anyway, we moved on quickly to her next morning routine which she likes to call “9 minutes of Bliss.”
This is another reason I love this mom because she didn’t like the real name so she changed it to fit her needs. Every morning she tries to do yoga and then she spends 9 minutes doing her own kind of meditation.

This list of things to do is adapted from a book called, “A Hunger for Healing” by Keith Miller. I haven’t read it, but I think we could all use some healing these days. Just as my friend Elisa has adapted it to fit her needs, you do the same. We all have our own way of implementing spirituality into our lives, so find your own path.

9 Minutes of Bliss
1. Meditate on a verse from Proverbs.
2. Write down what you are grateful for and why.
3. Write down what you need to surrender today.
4. Ask God for the will for your life today.
5. Ask God for encouragement to do this will and the rest of your to-do list.
6. Focus on what you are feeling today.
7. Write a note to someone that is on your mind/make a connection with someone.
8. Visualize God by your side in something you have to do today.
9. Remind yourself that you are not alone.
I wanted to share this with you because I think it’s important for all of us to find our own way to healing. Whatever path you choose, turn off the tv, put away your phone and spend some time turning inward.

Sunshine & Sarcasm,

Lowi & G

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