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Life is busy these days. Work. School. Cleaning. Cooking. Teaching. Writing. Analyzing. Pushing. Working. Worrying. Working. I know this is most people’s story. I hate to rush and I hate to have deadlines. And yet, in this modern life it often feels unavoidable. I feel trapped and dissatisfied and that my true loves – family – friends – earth – home…are all on the back burner. When I am in the thick of ‘busy’ I loose sight of my truth and become consumed by self-judgement and poorly focused priorities. When I am in ‘busy’ I am not myself.
But deep within me I know my truth. And if I can step away from ‘busy’ for even a moment I can remember.
Time and pressure are false man-made creations. If I allow them to dictate my really I am imagining my own prison into being.
So I am grateful for mornings such as today. The yard is full of warm sun and cool breezes gentile touching the life beginning all around me. I walked my daughter to school and then drank my coffee in the shade of my deck with a lazy dog to my left, a butterfly on my cabbage, and a robin exploring our bird house. I was reminded that moments like this are a gift and that my perception of the ‘busy’ is in my control.
Today I am practicing letting go. I am so thankful that I had my spring garden there to help inspire me.
Peace – Claire