Waking up to Wisdom
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Pronounce a Silent Blessing

On May 3, 2016 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

 "The more you become aware, the more there is to bless" has been a definite truth in my own life, though I think I always related it to gratitude. The more we focus on something the more we have the opportunity to open our eyes and hearts. A personal experience of shared silent blessings is whenever I pass an accident I say a blessing to all involved. Another example is a smaller one, when someone rushes ahead of me on the sidewalk or pushes into me at the grocery store or cuts me off in traffic, I say a blessing that they might feel less frantic and be able to breathe. This helps calm my own stress too. The practice of sharing blessings (and gratitude too) has created more compassion and empathy for others and the realization that honestly, there are no "others." Hugs from my heart to yours, Kristin

On May 6, 2016 Amy wrote:

 I am a big fan of you Kristin!  You speak wisdom and I much appreciate that!  Thankful!


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