How many of us live in our heads....perpetually planning, preening,  scheming, spinning, thinking and worrying......about imaginary fears & foibles that may never even arise, or appear in our lives?

These days, as we find ourselves more divided - more separated - more segmented - and more disconnected from ourselves...and each other, a mindfulness alarm that reminds us of what unites us - can be the first step in bringing healing, and hope - back to the places and spaces we occupy everyday.

One of the easiest ways I've found in my own life, to get out of my own way, is to set a "heart-full-ness" alarm.

When I'm angry - or argumentative  - or most often, angling for position - trying to push or prove that I'm right about this or that - I'll ask myself:

"What is my heart doing?"

Often, just asking the question, gets me back into my body....rather than staying stuck in my skull.

It's a reminder, at least for me - that the power to wake up - to be powerful - and present - and awake and aware - starts with the honest (and authentic) awareness of what's happening within YOU - before attacking everything that feels wrong with everyone else.

If you find yourself lost in thought -  I'd encourage you, when you find yourself losing a tad bit of control - when the world feels outrageous and unfair - when you see in others everything that's wrong - and in yourself - only that which is right - ask yourself:

"What is my heart doing?"

It may sound sappy to some - but it's magic for me.