Our lives are a series of choices. We choose what we do, when we do it, how we do it, how we respond, what we think, say and feel.
If you are feeling uncertain or overwhelmed or tired, that paragraph may niggle at you and you might respond angrily or sadly or out of frustration.
It took me years to work out how true that first paragraph actually is and how much it liberates you when you apply it’s wisdom. I’m still a work in progress, but because I keep working on it, I’m getting there. Wherever there is.
Mindful March is revolutionising how I spend my time. I am making better choices consistently. I am consciously choosing how I spend my time.
Exhausted after a big Friday and big Saturday, once I would have chosen to not get up early and go to the beach. Yesterday, I chose to do it anyway. Best decision.
I have not swum in the ocean for toooooo long. I love it. The feeling of cold when you first get in, going through the stages of synchronising your body temperature with the temperature of the water. Gaining the confidence to dive under, feeling the water rush past your body, pushing your hair back. Breaking through the surface, taking a breath, opening your eyes and then floating until the next wave comes through.
Heaven on Earth.
Complete mindfulness, complete presence.
There is no other feeling like it.
What will you choose to do for yourself today?
It doesn’t have to be big.