Monday, November 7, 2016
I've been writing Motivational Monday for over a year. But I realized recently that what motivates me these days is being mindful.
I want to be more aware and present in my everyday life. I want to observe, taste, dream, feel, live. I want to stop being so anxious and fearful of the future. Last week, my friend Tamara (you should follow her - she's a brilliant writer) wrote, "living is the point of life no matter how you can get through it, whether you choose, or are chosen, to swim through, fly through, sail through, ride through, stay six feet (give or take) above, instead of six feet below".
Those words smacked me in the head like a brick. Living is the point of life. So simple and easy to forget, but so, so true. I want to spend more time flying through life, and less time crawling with one eye looking behind.
It's been one year since my dad passed away unexpectedly. Maybe that's what has me thinking about the changes I need to make. The changes I want to make. Or maybe I'm finally figuring out that life moves on, whether I want it to or not.
And I can decide how I want to live that movin' on life. Starting today, it will be mindful.