Here’s a snapshot of this moment:
-There are about eight books on deck for me to read, but I’m having trouble deciding which book should be my next. During my Portland journey to my mecca, Powell’s, I purchased three books: Seven Types Of Ambiguity by Eliot Perlman; The Holy, by Daniel Quinn; and How To Relax, by Thich Nhat Hanh. (This required extraordinary restraint on my part.)
-This weekend is a wonderful chance to re-charge. It’s been a long time since I’ve meditated, and yesterday I sat outside on the grassy hill by my side door and used my favorite meditation app, Stop Breathe & Think, to do a five-minute meditation on mindful breathing.
-I’ve also been taking time to write. Yesterday I rode my bike a couple of miles down the NCR Trail to the Rail Trail Cafe in New Freedom, PA. I sat at a table on the porch outside the cafe, writing in my journal and musing about heart soul mind body. Lately I’ve been way more into biking than running. It’s probably a phase, initiated by my excitement at being to be able to tumble out my front door and immediately hop on my bike and start riding down the NCR Trail. It’s been years since I’ve been able to bike so easily and happily.
-Tee and I spent Easter Sunday with my mother, my siblings, and our adorable nieces and nephew. That is always amazing #heart food!
-I’ve been feeling really overwhelmed, like life is unmanageable, lately; a combination of the adoption wait, work stress, and a general lack of spiritual work caught up with me yesterday. Luckily, I have Tee, who helped me to do exactly what I needed to do yesterday to feel more like myself. The result was major #soul food.
This is my snapshot – a pretty balanced one, I think! I’m grateful for my long weekend (why aren’t all weekends three days long?) and for feeling serene and peaceful. Namaste.