On this ordinary ol' Thursday... let's be awake to the mystery. Sure, make your plans, but leave plenty of space for surprise... it could be that something bigger, better -- unimaginable -- awaits you just over the horizon.
“I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don’t even know it.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd
Imagine this: You are sitting in a chair, on a carpet, in the grass, no phone or computer close to you, no magazine or book, just you and this moment. How do you react? Do you get nervous and think about your to-do-list, about things you could be doing in this moment, about being productive, at least in your head...?
Or can you enjoy these time outs, concentrate on the present moment, enjoy doing nothing, just observing the leaves of a tree in the wind, the clouds in the sky, the little hair on your arms, the sensations in your body?
In our society we are so conditioned to perform, to be productive that sometimes we even seem to actively look for things to do as we feel useless or bad if we can´t prove our industriousness constantly. We feel like we have to validate our existence through being busy and seem to forget that we are human beings and not machines, that we have other qualities, that we should be valued for our hearts – which distinguish us from machines.
For some the thought of "wasting time" seems horrible but it´s a "gift to our spirit" as Alan Lightman writes in his book "In praise of wasting time" (which we haven´t read yet but we came across an article). "It´s a liberation from the cage of the wired world" he says when we manage to take at least 30 minutes a day for ourselves, offline, undistracted. And we think it´s crucial to return to these quiet moments to balance our heart and mind, to return to our inner source of wisdom and to not lose ourselves in the seductive distractions luring all over.
Sometimes we have to disconnect from everything to connect back with ourselves, because really, it´s hard to feel and know who we are and want to be, when we don´t create room for contemplation and see the the richness and value that can only be found in leisure. There we gain the power to act deliberately following our soul and not only re-act to external stimulations. Connecting back to ourselves is the most precious thing, it‘s priceless. You owe it to your soul and to your happiness.
Yes live YOUR LIFE and BE HAPPY!!!! 🙌😊💯💕🖐and try not to live your life for others ... who cares what anyone else thinks 🤔 .... 💕 as long as We are going with our own flow... We are on the right path!!! 💯😂🖐
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