Outside it’s blowing a gale. The sun shines bright through the windows and if I wasn’t paying close attention I’d think it was a perfectly lovely regular sunny day out there. Watching the eucalypts bend in the wind, tell me instead it’s a day with mixed feelings.
I get that.
Jumbled thoughts and distracted actions, I’m certainly no stranger here. It seems this week is one of those times. Time to pare it back a little, concentrate on one thing at a time instead of adding more and more to the circus show.
So how am I doing that? I’m dropping in little things that make the heart sing into the everyday, where I know the exhaled breath will be taken back and might be, (hopefully) just a little longer…instead of being unknowingly held.
I’m reading ‘Optimism’ by Bob Brown. What an incredible man, he can come round for dinner any time.
Singing along to Paul Dempsey, because he is awesome, (and equally encouraged to drop round for dinner any time.)
Swapping eggs and lemons for Lemon and Olive Oil Cake with my neighbours. Bonus chats over the back fence, always included.
Stopping in the winter sun, looking out to the water, grounding myself, and taking a minute just to focus on the one thing.
Because that stuff right there?
Yeah, it’s important.
How are you travelling? If this post reminds just one person to take a minute to stop, breathe and practise a little mindfulness for a minute or too, I’m happy with that.
Also try here for an interesting read on the Japanese method of self reflection: Naikan