Halloween is around the corner, and although it was not in my tradition to celebrate it, I looked around for information. Apparently, the origins go back to the ancien Celts, so it is well rooted in the UK where I happen to live right now.
Something I could relate with? Apparently, for the Celts, November 1st was New Year’s Eve, and something is dying for something else to be born, as winter is coming.
So I take it as a new beginning, and a day with mystery and magic, which I rather enjoy.
Especially with a nice desert and with a glass of wine.
At least I am waiting to see what my friends have in mind, who will celebrate it tonight and invited me over!
I am taking it easy today after particularly busy yesterday, to restore energy levels and get a sense of orientation. It’s great to have a Samurai attitude when it comes to work, but if you alternate it with a bit of a loafer attitude, it could be also interesting.
My idea is that we need to balance our energy, and some productive loafing could do that. That’s what we do while we sleep for example.
It is very creative to leave our mind wander with no purpose.
And the responsibilities, the bills, the people chasing us around?
The lack of means?
Well, we have survived that far, a couple of hours loafing will not do any harm.
We can meditate in the meanwhile, take care of ourself, give ourselves a foot massage if nothing better is not around…
So here I am, and I know this is the moment to give myself some pleasure.
there is a sense of urgency, especially when deadlines arrive and some of my friends tell me it is natural to stress. Two minutes before I was calm and relaxed, so to speak. Human beings are so open to suggestion!
So how do we communicate without adopting the other person’s mood? Without allowing it to rock our boat?
More, if we see ourselves as a boat, we don’t mind some waves. Boats are made to be able to find their balance again.
Waves are their friends.
We can rock a little bit, sympathetic to the movement.
But we will go back, finding our balance.
It is like relaxing and accelerating.
There is time for relaxation.
And time to speed up.
Alternating wisely between the two is the best thing to do.
Between breathing in and out.
Between sleeping and running.
Between busy Monday Mornings and relaxed Monday evenings.
getting what you want and not getting what you want could amount to the same degree of happiness. So why bother wanting something in the first place?
I wouldn’t have an answer to that. It seems that accepting things we can’t change can be also important as having the freedom to choose what we want. When our ambition is bounded or unbounded there seems to be a difference. We have the capacity to manufacture the commodity we chace when we look for experiences.
So if we make a choice let it be for other reasons than making us feel good 😉