Remember being in school and having to check in with your home room teacher!
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love they bloom like flowers.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Some days I am either present or present, but not really there! How do I find awareness and mindfulness amongst the craziness and chaos every day? The piling on and the packed schedule. The checking of the inbox way too many times throughout the day because it seems to never be empty. The constant action along with the disruptions and distractions. I feel like I am getting nowhere fast at times!
I need to tune into my needs and my whole being! I need to nurture and nourish myself. I need that inspiration and motivation to feed and fuel me. I need to be aware of what is going on inside of me, so I can be more mindful of what is going on around me!
Making It Matter
I want to conquer today, be in the present moment and make the most of my day each and every day!
- I tend to lose my perception and my perspective and need to bring it back to the forefront again.
- I tend to lose my gratitude, give appreciation and be thankful for what I do have.
- I tend to lose myself in the land of technology and the time sucking e-mail and internet.
- I tend to lose myself with the worry and stress that I cannot keep up let alone increase my speed. That is not healthy or a way to live.
It is changeable and doable though! I need to look at what I am gaining in seeking the good and searching for the positive in living my life on a daily basis. I certainly feel more motivated, energized and productive! I feel like I am using my time more effectively and efficiently.
Escaping . . . Wandering . . .
My two favorite things to do is to escape and to wander, especially with no destination in mind! I love exploring, adventuring and just letting my curiosity go wild. I enjoy creating the space and the time I need for myself. I like pondering and puttering as well as wondering and wandering to my heart’s content!
I like to do these two things when I need a break from the routine and the four walls I live and work in! Running here, running there and running errands. Checking this and that off the to do list. There are days I feel productive and accomplished. There are days I feel like I ran nowhere and got not much done.
There are days I just want to be! Pausing, breathing and just being with myself. No alarm clock, no schedule, and no routine. I love just being able to do what I want with no destination in mind!
Slowing Down to Journey Along
I am enjoying slowing down and finding that slower pace in going about my day! I feel more connected, engaged and productive. I feel more balanced and centered. It is freeing, calming and relaxing to my whole being!
(Photos by RSheridan)