Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lush Lunes: Things That Make You Smile

“Bliss is not added to your nature; it is merely revealed as your true and natural state, eternal and imperishable.” ~ Sri Ramana Maharishi

Sorayu and I at City Bakery.
This is a quote from a recent meditation from the Chopra Center, which inspired today's Lush Lunes mission. Your mission today is to ask and answer one question: What makes you happy? 

Think of one thing that makes you smile and let it permeate you. Is it the way your child laughs? Could it be something silly you and your friend were chatting about? Is it the scene from a movie? Or thinking of a childhood moment? Think a happy thought and relish the memory.

Here's the silly moment from today that made me laugh: My madre who, unbeknownst to me, had never watched "The Walking Dead"  was shocked when I asked her "Do you like the walking dead, ma?" She said, "why would you ever say something so strange?" I almost died laughing. As I write this I'm giggling!

 It's something really simple, not a very big moment, but it makes me smile. Bliss is a part of who we are,  and we need to allow ourselves to enjoy moments of happiness. Forget the crap-tacular moments that can screw up our day. Make a conscious decision to relive the good whenever possible.

Have a Lush Lunes my deep thinkers!! And please share your smile-moment!