Thursday, April 03, 2008
I know that I haven't posted much of late but I hope to be back soon. I chose this older photo of mine today because I feel that I am in a transition period in my life. This is a suspension bridge that swings with your weight as you cross it and it illustrates how I feel right now suspended between the past and future.
In January I chose as my word Revitalize but what I should have chosen was Revive or Simplicity. I am craving simplicity very much in my life right now. I find the most comfort and peace in simple things and places. I find that I enjoy the most the days and moments where I am just in the moment and loving it.I am also finding that in these moments of pure contentment and delight I find my my deepest happiness. Here are some examples: walking the dogs in a local park and seeing the sun slant down thru the firs and coastal redwoods to the forest floor like gods finger pointing to me toJust Be and Live, or the greetings of the dogs when I come home from work after a 12 hour day, the joy of finding a new book in my mailbox from Paperback Swap,the pure beauty of the spring blossoms and buds all around me.
I am seeking to simplify all areas of my life . I find that even after giving away a lot of stuff when we moved here I still have to much clutter so my goal for the coming two months is to continue to simplify our home and myself.
I also find that simplicity can be found in other ways.I have not been on the computer quite as much and have put a time limit on the amount of time I will allow myself to stay on here as I find for me I waste away precious moments and hours surfing the web which could be better spent on being creative and enjoying the people and things I love. I am not saying that I don't still enjoy it just that I don't want to just mindlessly waste time on here. I purposefully leave my cell phone on vibrate or in the car sometime so I don't feel compelled to answer it. I find it very sad that you see so many people who can't go thru a meal in a restaurant without constantly checking their cell phone or text messaging people.
I want this spring to really be a time I can look within and bring forth the flowers of tommorrow from the seeds of today.
"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be." — May Sarton