Anyway, I hate rushing, and so when I remember, and if I have ten or twenty minutes to spare after I drop my boy off in the morning, then I do like to sit in silence. And attempt to meditate. I really suck at clearing my mind, so I have stopped even bothering to do that. I just tell myself to sit there, in silence and breath and listen. Often I get sidetracked by my thoughts, and then I just come back to breathing and listening.
Now, luckily for me, we have built on a sun-room recently (we get a lot of strong winds along the coast and it makes it impossible to braai or sit outside sometimes, hence the sun-room) and I have found this to be a wonderful meditation room in the mornings. I have a view of the garden and can hear the birds and on a clear day I can glimpse a tiny bit of sea.
|My cat also likes to sit there with me|
|I have put a chair and small side table so I can sip my coffee and meditate too.|
I feel very blessed, really, to have this lovely sun-room now and a spot where I can sit in peace and quite. I find that, because there is no TV in there, no bed, nothing in there, it helps with the general feeling of emptiness. Do you meditate? Where do you go to find a small bit of peace and quite in this crazy world? Do you have another ritual that helps to calm and center you?
On another side note: I am still enjoying having brown hair.
I hope you find a moment of calm today. Much love to you.