I have a bit more time of late, and Presence to make more conscious decisions about the minutiae of life. I am truly grateful for this. There is no background noise––or rather, less, I should state––either literal or figurative, that keeps my tension level high. I am also in a state of Hygge and comfort in my surroundings, which adds an immense amount of peace to my life! I know that the time aspect is temporary, as I will start Mentoring at school in August; however, that won't necessarily mean my life has to become stressful and harried again. The parts of circumstance that were causing immense fear and stress in my life are relatively eased, and so I am able to create these mental and emotional spaces in time and life that I am enjoying so much. I realized last month, that if I can't physically go to a yoga ashram to restore myself, I can do my best to create my own yoga ashram here at home!
And so I am grateful enough for this bit of luxurious time in which to take care of myself and relish small additions nourishing actions. For instance, last night, I went to bed early but changed my routine a bit: instead of getting into bed, reading and then, subsequently, falling asleep, I sat up in bed and gave myself a foot/lower leg massage with lavender-infused coconut oil. As I massaged my knees, I palpated to determine how my healing has progressed, and visualized all the cushioning/support/articulation tissues surrounding my knee joint were restored and renewed. Then I read, then I crawled under the covers and read some more, then I turned out the light. Needless to say I slept well and slept deeply!
I am grateful for the knowledge of self-care and healing I store in this great mind of mine, the awareness that I can and should and will spend part of my daily life in self-care and healing acts, and the time to do so!
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!