I am on a retreat this weekend and yesterday it was pouring rain all day, with high winds. Part of the retreat was to go for a 30 minute walk on your own and to be aware of your breath and what you notice. Some chose to walk indoors, while others chose to brave the elements.
I decided to walk in the rain and loved the entire experience, even getting soaked. I was so in the moment and loved all the feelings, sights, and sounds. I even splashed in the puddles and walked across the flooded labyrinth.
I don’t know if I would have chosen to go out walking on my own in the rain and was thankful for the invitation and “permission” to create space in this way.
Life is good.
Maybe if you stop moving and doing what you’re doing, you’ll feel deflated like this sad looking Santa Clause.
I didn’t like seeing Santa face down on the grass, defeated and unplugged and I don’t want to feel like him either, during this busy finals and holiday season.
So I’m going to keep breathing and exercising and cooking and moving forward and doing what I’m doing, without complaining. Full speed, ahead!
When the season is done, then I’ll stop and deflate, but not now.
And you? Are you keeping your spirits up? Breathe in, breathe out. We’ve got this.
Do you still have it? I hope I never, ever lose it.
I am still fascinated by ladybugs and wishing flowers. The simple things in life. And the clouds and the fog. And babies. All forms of babies.
Today I was fascinated by the baby farm animals and am thankful that in this crazy, busy Silicon Valley world we live in, that we still have open spaces preserved for us BIG kids at heart to get away from it all and to remember the simple life.
Life is good. Don’t forget your childlike wonder and go outside and play and breathe. Namaste.
This mama had triplets! Bless her.
Today I enjoyed seeing red…
Congratulations Juliana on your wonderful performance! We enjoyed watching your show!
Six more days until Christmas! Here’s a little gift for you… Breathe in calm, breathe out stress. Repeat. Feel good?