I love the time and space when I first wake up and open my eyes in the warmth of my bed. The winter morning is still dark and all is silent. There is such a richness in this moment – like hot chocolate mousse. Feel the smoothness and depth in the layers. Mmmmmmmm! I luxuriate in the moment. All thoughts and feelings are suspended and I am in Nirvana for that time and space.
Eventually I do get out of bed. I padded out to the kitchen. I make my tea and breakfast. I try to keep thoughts from entering my head – a clear head and mind will a wonderful day be made. I take my poached eggs on toast and tea out to the sun room, Sheba trailing after me. By now the sun is out and I am once again cocooned in warmth….and sunshine. Can life get better than this?
So really I have not done a lot this day. It is a challenge I threw out to myself – not to feel the ‘time’ and the things I MUST do. I know that I need to show up at work tonight. That is the contract between my employer and me, that I fulfill my contract in exchange for a salary.
Aside from the one MUST, the rest is soft and negotiable. Too long I have been rigid in my thinking. I have been thinking too much, too long, too uselessly…! It is time for me to come to my senses – see with eyes wide open, feel with my skin, smell the wonders of nature, hear the music in the air. Life, my dear, is way too short to be spent thinking. It is better to BE.
Acknowledgement: The chocolate mousse picture is from http://trialx.com/g/Chocolate_Mousse-2.jpg