One of my most treasured Métis values is the Joy with which we approach life. Chimiyayhtamihk epimawtishihk (life is precious). We are cautioned to remember that hardship and struggle are a part of our experience not so that we remain serious, but so that we remember to find delight in each moment. For our Cree cousins this is captured in the word Miyawâtamwin. Where do you find joy in your life? How do you celebrate life’s gifts?
This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.