Are you anxious stressed mind racing. Do you have trouble sleeping? Are you looking for secrets to peace? And a happier life joints? Be way jefferson certified mindfulness practitioner and lawyer dedicated to helping you learn to apply mindfulness meditation to the personal and professional challenges of everyday life, harness the power of mindfulness meditation to live and work to your highest and best purpose. Starting with just five minutes a day. Hi and welcome to the God Lovers edition of Mindful in five. Where we learn how to apply mindfulness and meditation to the challenges of everyday life in bite sized episodes for people who love God but have no time. My name is speedway jefferson and the title of today's episode is are you like tom? Yeah. Those of you who have been email subscribers for a while, who I also call my mindful ninjas know that we use stories and allegories to teach and affirm mindfulness principles.
See here's the thing you can go anywhere on the internet or into any bookstore and find lots of resources on doing random things mindfully like taking a walk or eating a raisin. But the mindful in five difference is that we apply mindfulness to real life situations and the challenges of the day. So today we are talking about my friend Tom like many of us Tom was increasingly horrified last year as the epidemic became a pandemic and then spread its hideous tentacles of doom across the globe. He raged at God about the sickness and death. He hated not being able to go into the office. He complained to God a lot about having to stay at home in his cramped apartment with his nagging wife and bratty Children forgetting how desperately he had once begged God for them. He complained to God and everyone who would listen about not being able to go to the gym every morning, not having happy hour drinks with his colleagues on friday evenings, he resented not being able to do all the things he loved that were part of his regular routine.
Oh how feverishly. He prayed for things to get back to normal. The other family members didn't fare much better either. So there was great wailing and gnashing of teeth during the pandemic in Tom's household. Well, fast forward to today and Tom's employer has been making noises about requiring employees to return to the office. God what? Tom is horrified. He'd have to start wearing real pants again. Will they even fit? He'll have to start battling traffic. He'd have to give up his 2:00 daily nap. It's been a year he is living his new normal. He and his family fought and prayed hard through some dark, dark days, but now he loves being home with his wife and kids. Suddenly Tom realizes there are aspects to this awful pandemic that aren't so bad after all.
Dare he even think that there were blessings that he received during the pandemic. So then what's the takeaway? Maybe events and situations are not singularly good or bad. What the enemy meant for evil God can use for good. Many of us have been negatively impacted by the pandemic but we have also established new positive habits, learned useful new skills and developed new levels of resilience. Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment without judgment and without being overwhelmed by what's happening around you and for God lovers, it's about deepening that connection with the divine through your mindfulness and meditation practices. So this week invite God to help you stop yearning for an uncertain future and live now love now.
So that when you're sitting in your cubicle in an office without sunshine, you don't look back and regret that you wasted all that wonderful time at home yearning for this. If you are one of my mindful ninjas, then you already receive the God Lovers emails and I would encourage you to check out this month's new five minute guided meditation designed to help you strive for happiness and contentment where you are right now. If you are not a mindful ninja sign up for the God Lovers edition or the classic edition using the link below this podcast or visit the website or facebook page to sign up, you can immediately download an exclusive quick five point checklist to jumpstart your mindfulness practice and you will also receive five day five minute topics to guide your meditation this week. So until next time this is be us saying to all my God Lovers out there be blessed be mindful and be well.
Thank you for listening to mindful in five, join the Mindful in Five community at www dot mindful in five dot com. To sign up for the weekly companion emails to this podcast, which include a new guided meditation each month and five day, five minute meditations. To supercharge your journey towards inner peace and success. Visit the instagram page at Mindful in five or the facebook page at Spey Way Publications. Until next time. Be mindful and be well.