I received this in my email today. It's an important reminder that I need often.
One of the reasons I chose "Quiet" as my OLW is because there is constant chatter going on in my head. I'm always thinking about what needs to be done next or what I should be doing to better myself...read more, study more, practice more, try new things to push myself to achieve more. It goes on and on and to be honest, can be exhausting, because in reality, I can never accomplish everything that I feel like I must accomplish. Sigh!
I tried to keep all three things that are mentioned above in mind as I went through the day. It's the last day of spring break. I didn't crowd my day with things that needed to get done. Instead, I chose to do spend the day with the people I enjoy the most doing the things that make me happy. Each thing got my full attention today, which felt so nice.
Tonight, as I sit in my living room, I can hear the rain tapping against the window and the chimney. Candles are lit and it is peaceful. I relish the quiet.
Because I can't relinquish all of my bad habits, I decided to try Nutshell (remember the line above...try new things to push myself) to illustrate the serenity here tonight. I am a work in progress and tomorrow is another day to remind myself to be present, open my heart, and quiet my mind.