Today let’s do something really simple. This meditation is a good one to try on those days when your head feels like it is floating a few feet above your body. To start gather four pebbles and keep them near by. I don’t know why simple things can be so satisfying, but some days we all need a literal touchstone to remind us of the fullness of who we are.
You dear Birder, are more than a collection of thoughts hovering above your body. You are fresh. You are solid. You reflect reality as it is. And you are free.
We all have these qualities inherent in our being– look no further than a child or an animal in your life to be reminded of what freshness looks like. Take five minutes with this practice + water these qualities within yourself. You will feel better for it– creating freedom + inner space paves the way for happiness.
But as always, try it out for yourself! You may want to get a pretty little bag for your pebbles + keep them in your bag or pocket. Or stack them near you on your desk.
Here is the Pebble Meditation which you can play directly or download.
Share a comment to let me know how it goes!
PS I’m cooking up some new DIY coaching options for the spring– so look for more to come on that soon. xo
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Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life and leadership coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School, is the host of the Summer of Meditation Challenge and publishes a weekly e-newsletter on real-world mindfulness practices. Courtney teaches regularly on the Enneagram, meditation, and conscious approaches to leadership and parenting. She lives in Oak Cliff, Texas with her husband Richard Amory where they try to keep up with their three young children and remember to water their garden boxes. Courtney can be reached at email@example.com or you can schedule a complementary clarity session.