Spring is hear, and this is a period to flourish for everyone: I observe the rose plant in my terrace, there are some dry branches but I can’t cut them because I don’t have a tool. And new life is pushing from beneath, but if this dead and dry wood is not cut, she can’t flourish as she could have.
With lockdown and all, I am not exactly ready for garden shopping; maybe I should try to find something on line.
But overall, this is teaching us a lesson.
If we want to flourish, we need to cut the dead wood, the habits, ideas, objects, relationships and parts of ourselves which are no longer “alive”.
To allow new life to take its course and to be able to FLOURISH!!!
here I am again, at home, after being scratched by my parents’ cat-Bella; she wanted to be petted, but then it was too much and she scratched me. Well, how do you change your mood to positive without letting a random event become an excuse for grumpiness?
Some chocolate might help actually.
Also some self-pampering.
Showering ourself with extra love if our cat is not doing that today.
A piece of chocolate
Giving ourselves a hug and a medal for something we did:re
this morning, after playing with the cat, I bought presents online, for my godson whose birthday is close, and I also send him a nice cake. The thing is, I spent all morning in this successful endeavour, and then I realised I couldn’t concentrate on work.
Instead of that, I played an online game.
Yes, I did.
How responsible of me, since I am “working from home” and my workload isn’t getting lighter?
This is why I stressed.
I had a reason.
This reminds me of my school years, when I had some issues concentrating which affected my productivity.
But I grew up.
I faced these challenges and conquered them.
That is why I am an adult.
Then how do I make a significant change?
Again, I want to be more active in the house.
Make a plan and stick to it, can help.
For example, I am torn between everyday work, work for something I write and household related stuff.
does it matter how old we humans are, or if we are going through a pandemic for our capacity to DREAM? Is there a future horizon over there, or should we focus on the present, with what it offers in blessings and challenges?
How about both?
Ok, if nothing we have is appreciated, living our life for a perfect future might not be a good idea.
Can we find a balance between a dream that motivates action and an appreciation of the blessings of our present, even in difficult and challenging times?
Maybe we can
Yes we can!
When I try to decide if I have accomplished my goals, I am like, maybe not in the way I was expecting, but yes!
I am still on my way, and it has been a hell of a ride!
I learnt a lot, I have changed, but also remained the same, I have developed more compassion and self acceptance.
This is a good time to evaluate: what is the most important?
What kind of community do I want to belong to, which is both nurturing to me and I also nurture it?
yes, from home again. I realise how important it is to have a daily schedule and daily rituals when days look similar and you don’t have the kind of variety that work and others used to paint your life with.
First things, first: being grateful for being here