Spaces

Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that fate allows you.  ~Horace

What a wonderful week of space I have had to rest in!  Time to do as I pleased–indeed, time even to ask the question, “What do I please?” What is it that I need right now?  Claudia says I worry too much about my future (she’s absolutely right), and it keeps me from being present in the moment.

I have resolved to give myself one full hour a day (space) between work and dinner, to ask my mind and body what they need and to nourish myself with that–yoga, meditation, sitting quietly, reading, counting things to be grateful for, writing. 

 Do you have planned space? How do you nourish your body, mind, and spirit?

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2 Responses to Spaces

  1. Claudia says:

    Last week, sitting on the porch of the house looking at the steel blue waves of the ocean and at the same time hearing the bustle of the world driving by, I realized how much I enjoy the peace and solitude of the mountains; my own place in the world. I came home and Sunday afternoon cleaned up my screened porch and Monday after work I sat outside for a little over an hour enjoying the sound of the birds chirping and the breeze rustling through the leaves. The quietness of humans and the sounds of nature filled me with peace. The moment was all I had and it was beautiful.

    If we don’t enjoy today, there may not be tomorrow.

    “Beginning today I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
    Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it.
    But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today”.

    I don’t know who wrote that, but it makes a lot of sense.

  2. elaine says:

    Yeah. I don’t normally have resolutions for the new year, but this year I did–only 3–but one of them was to “live in the moment and stop wishing my life away.” I haven’t been very successful. I find myself counting the days until the weekend or until some special activity or event. In the hustle and bustle of my workdays I forget to be mindful and live in the moment. It’s something I aim for at least. Now with the children out of the house, I find that I at least have plenty of time for myself even though I’m not always sure I’m happy with the way I spend my time. I do love sitting in our “observatory” to watch the birds, watch for other critters in our backyard habitat, read, write, and just veg and I grab those times as much as I can which is fairly often now. I feel peaceful there.

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