One hand to ship. One hand to me.

Via Tara Lemieux
on Dec 22, 2012
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“One hand to ship. One hand to me.”

It’s not something we often think of as we move into the busyness and noise of our day—focusing all of what we have in that which we are doing, sometimes pushing all of our own hearts so cleanly out of the way in the process. How is it that we have become so detached from self?

“One hand to ship. One hand to me.”

Any old sailor will tell you, that this is the way to steer the ship without losing one’s balance. But in many ways, this old saying reminds us that in giving energy to the work in front us, we must also be mindful to our own self, too.

In this way, we don’t lose ourselves in the activity of doing.

In this way, we are able to stay in balance and always present. Only when we are present, are we fully open to the moment.

“One hand to ship. One hand to me.” 

Remember this, as you move through each step of your day. Let your breath become your balance; allowing your heart fill with love. 

And when it does, remember to breathe in that moment and love until you become one with love




Ed: Bryonie Wise


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About Tara Lemieux

Tara Lemieux is a mindful wanderer, and faithful stargazer. She is an ardent explorer and lover of finding things previously undiscovered (or, at the very least, mostly not-uncovered.) When she’s not writing, you can find her walking in the woods and sometimes changing the way we look at things, one simple moment at a time. You can contact her at via her website Mindfully Musing or, take one second to "LIKE" her on Facebook at Tara's Facebook Page. Or email her directly at [email protected]. All roads will lead to one home, and rest assured she (and Nudnick, the wonder dog) would LOVE to hear from you.


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