(yesterday morning at the park)
“This is the Zen approach: nothing is there to be done. There is nothing to do. One has just to be."-Osho
(afternoon nesting with books + a cup of tea)
I keep on saying to myself that I will practice slowing down once things have slowed down...sigh. But what I really need to do is to slow down right now!! Easier said than done. I sometimes find myself wishing for this imaginary time and place where ...things are quiet, static...then I can practice mindfulness, meditate, live in the moment instead of ...rushing frantically from place to place, researching homes and schools and on and on. I know better...I really do:)
(working in my studio last night)
So...I have been making a very conscious effort to slow down now...at a time when I feel completely frantic and stressed. Plans that we have been working on for months and months have fell through and...changed. It's not a bad thing...just a change. Which equals stress!! So I figure that now is the perfect time to practice mindfulness...not when I have no stress and am up on a mountaintop somewhere:) Right???