It’s all a matter of paying attention, being awake,
and not expecting a huge payoff.
The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.
~ Charles de Lindt ~
No one pays attention all the time. But to make a practice of paying attention – slowing down enough to notice things and people and sensations – brings richness to our lives. It’s okay to get distracted. Just return, as you’re able, to the practice of being awake to what actually fills your day. You might be surprised.
• Write five things you remember about yesterday.
How did you feel about each of those things/experiences/people? Were they joyful, playful? Were they frustrating, challenging? Try to remember any feelings you had in any of the moments/rememberings you listed.
• Make a list for right now. Try to come up with at least two things for each of the five senses (seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling). Be creative; your lists don’t have to be literal (for example, the other day, my daughter said she could smell October). Be playful.
• And how do you feel?? Do you feel or sense any gifts (any magic) (any love) tucked into the things you’ve just noticed?
As you move through your day today, take a few moments now and then to work through your senses (maybe just one thing per sense, depending on time and circumstance). Pay attention to life in that moment. The world whispers to us all the time. Try to listen.
always the love, m
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