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A Taste of Wildflower Philosophy

GENNIFER BIRNBACH
GENNIFER BIRNBACHPublished on May 19, 2022

05.15.22

Hi Wildflowers! 

This week’s quote is from Galileo: “The sun, with all of those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” 

First of all, how crazy is it that the sun is ripening your groceries from 93.955 million miles away? Secondly, miracles like this happen all around us each day but too often we are not present to notice it. 

Anytime you find yourself worrying about tomorrow (anxiety, fear) or tangled in yesterday (heartbreak, anger), you have the power to bring yourself back to now (peace, empowered). Here is a simple ritual you can do anytime, anywhere to redirect any wandering thoughts or sabotaging self-talk.

This week’s ritual: get a scented hand soap that makes you feel really happy. Maybe it’s coconut to remind you of the beach or a relaxing lavender, just something that will transport you for a few minutes (remember the Calgon take me away commercials? It might be based on a true story). Schedule 3x hand washing rituals each day this week (put them on your calendar). Notice the scent, the feel of the warm water, the soothing sound, the sudsy soap leaving your hands and slipping down the drain. Allow yourself to only be in that moment. 

Your inner thoughts deserve the same self-care routine as brushing your teeth. What you feel inside manifests outside and you always have the power to change course as desired.

Recommendation of the week: Oprah Super Soul interview with Michael Singer, author of “Untethered Soul: the Journey Beyond Yourself.” 

The aha moment for me:  “When life doesn’t align with our personal preferences we get upset. The world isn’t unfolding in accordance with what you want. The concept of getting what you want each time leaves you stressed because you feel the only way you’ll be ok is if you get what you want. But there is a much higher way to be okay.” Check out the interview and/or his book to learn what this higher way is. Apple Podcast (Audio) or Online video version

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