“When she wakes up and greets the morning, everything becomes a possibility.” ~Bella
This is the attitude I wanted to adopt for 2016. I had grown accustomed to a much busier rhythm to my days during the last half of 2015. My daughter began high school and joined the volleyball team. That meant I would be carpooling and going to many games. My husband went to Europe for a month of treatment for his chronic back pain, leaving a majority of the parenting to me. And then there were the commitments and travel plans I had said yes to. All of these things combined left very little time for dreaming or noticing the little moments and gifts that pepper my day.
When I realized that the pace my life had taken on left little room for quiet, reflective moments, I vowed to make a change in the new year. I had also become very pessimistic in my thoughts because I was so pressed for time and not feeling very happy. This was so not me!
These moments of clarity are like god-sends. We can wallow in anger or pity over how things got so out of control, or we can accept the do-over and start from scratch. I chose the latter.
I cleared my schedule and all of the clutter in my room. A clean space just works better for me. I began journaling all of the ways in which I could give myself more time to do the things that make me feel alive: meditation, journaling, being outside in nature, spending nurturing time with my daughter, also with my husband, and of course, time alone.
After spending some time mapping out my plan on paper, I began to see that I actually had a lot of time for these things, I just had to utilize that time wisely. How should I begin? I decided on a morning meditation. That’s when and where it all starts – in the morning. When my eyes open, and the light floods into my room, know that everything is possible. I believe this deeply in my gut … everything is possible. When I come to any situation with this mantra, the energy flows effortlessly. It’s a really beautiful place to land.