begin again

i woke early, moved and breathed my way through yoga, made a cup of herbal tea.  my husband had already left for work, and the kids were {miraculously} still asleep.  i sat with the quiet, feeling its gentle presence move in me, around me, through me.  i watched the light, easing its way through windows, painting swaths upon the floor.

in the constant motion of mothering and laundering and cleaning and cooking, i try so hard to find little nuggets of peace.  it is these nuggets which carry me through my day.  don’t get me wrong…i love the mothering and {mostly} the other stuff.  but it’s so easy to get swallowed up by it all.  i don’t want to be swallowed.  i want to stand on my two feet and welcome each day, welcome the world.  i want to embrace everything and everyone crossing my path.  i want to live with intention.

and so i sit and sip and watch.  i feel the life that fills my heart and my home.
and i begin again.

i want to unfold.  i don’t want to stay folded anywhere, because where i am folded, there i am a lie.  – rainer maria rilke

sending a little love your way, m


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18 thoughts on “begin again

  1. I love that quietude in the early morning too. It’s different than the quietude at night after everyone’s in bed, (I love that too though) ’cause it’s a new day. ;)

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  3. A beautiful post. I have always awakened before any of my family to have my time, time needed before the demands of family, life , the world, take over. I wish every mother would begin her day that way.

  4. This is exactly what I needed to read today as it’s been a “swallowed up” kind of day. Thanks for reminding me to find those little nuggets.

  5. We are quite alike! I sit every morning and it is my “me” time. I think and ponder, I journal and I list write away. I so look forward to it and get a little tiny grumpy if there is an intruder (there rarely is since they are all night owls).


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