Mother Nature is our best teacher if we just stop to notice.
During the past 2 months, there has been a lot of work going on behind the door of the Kent Emporium. This week I have had a mild headache all week due to the stress of over thinking. This morning I woke up and looked out the north window. The picture above is what I saw. Immediately I understood what I needed to do to stop the mild headache gnawing at me....
An invitation from Mother Nature
This is your invitation to take a pause from problem solving and/or incessant thinking and to drop deeper into your heart and your senses to experience the magnificence of being alive.
Sometimes I forget that life is a journey to be savored and not a destination to push towards with lightening speed.
Sometimes I forget that life is a journey to be savored and not a destination to push towards with lightening speed. So this weekend, stop taking everything so seriously and instead take some time to savior each moment you're having, instead of overthinking every moment you're having. Practicing this can bring clarity to challenges, decisions, and relationships.
WEEKLY MINI-SOUND BATH
When something goes wrong in your life, just yell "PLOT TWIST" and move on!
This morning I awoke with no heat. At first I thought it was the new remote thermostat (purchased in November) for the 2nd floor, but as soon as I went to the bathroom and had no lights, I realized I also had no electricity on the 2nd floor. My second thought was "Maybe it's just the 2nd floor as I've been having electrical work done", so I went downstairs, and NOPE - no heat and electric there either. And with out electric my gas furnaces do not work. And how did it make me feel? Angry. I don't keep my building overly warm to begin with, so when the 2nd floor temperature read 55 degrees and the first floor temperature read 40 degrees...
I was pissed! I had a plan today, I had my to-do list of activities (laundry, taxes, cleaning, etc.).
And instead I found myself at 7am this morning making phone calls and determining back up plans in case the electric wasn't restored soon. In Northern Illinois, we are in the start of an Artic Blast and no heat means major issues (water pipes bursting). The electric and heat did turn back on by 7:30am . But lets be honest, by then, I was so angry that even my cats magically disappeared. So what did I do...
I re-wrote the to-do list!
The Only To-Do List I Need:
So today I'm going to start over,. I'm going to relax, enjoy the magic of silence, and follow Mother Natures cue and stay cozy. As its obviously not time to move forward with anything.
How do you react after an unplanned event throws your to-do list out the window?
Do you muscle through or do you take a step back and pause?