With the birthday weekend over, I’ve set a few intentions for myself this year. The first is mindfulness of the mind. The second is mindfulness of the body.
It has become more and more apparent that I need to remember to “live” life and not become caught up in the wheels of it, only to chase the hours down in hopes of adding time. So this week, I’ve started a 30-day challenge with Yoga with Adriene’s Dedicate. Every evening, after supper and tidying up the kitchen, I turn on the television, roll out my mat, and begin following the lesson for the day. Even though I’m only on day two, I can feel the practice doing wonders. I sit up straighter, I’m happier. It’s good.
Shortly after a shower, and such, I brew a cup of chamomile or vanilla tea and read. Lately, I’ve been reading Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space” which hammers in the understanding that we are really tiny in the whole scheme of things. Relativity is everything.
All this to say is this: remember to care for yourself in whatever small acts of love you believe best or as Adriene says, “Practice exquisite stillness.” It can be something as simple as a soft boiled egg with toast soldiers in the wee morning hours.