On a morning I was free, it struck me that it had just rained heavily. I yolo-ed and reorganised my plans for the day so that I could visit the Botanic Gardens.
I wasn’t disappointed.
The smell of wet grass, the not-too-warm-yet sunlight on my skin… the excitement of taking photos under such friendly lighting… Everything came together to make it a beautiful morning experience.
The sun has been quite cooperative with my schedule recently.
I am thankful that it has been easier to be thankful for each new day.
It’s been a blessing in disguise, really.
I mean, you KNOW exercise is good for you. But knowing and doing are very different things.
And until you’re actually pushed by (desperate) circumstances to get down to it, you might never do it.
On a day when I wasn’t feeling too good – A walk at sunset proved to be good medicine.
Another attempt to reengage the senses. I was told walking in the Botanic Gardens after the rain is a magical experience. Unfortunately we have just been having a lot of dry weather so…
It’s just a walk. Without the after-rain smells.
Still lovely though.
Learning how to let go of expectations – trickier than I thought!
“I cycled so much today – I should feel better.”
“I did my yoga and meditation this morning – it ought to make me feel more motivated.”
“I spent time with a friend last night – I should be feeling more connected.”
It took me a while before I even realised I was holding these invisible expectations in my thought patterns. And that they were bound to lead to some disappointment, sooner or later.
What to do?
Awareness and release.
I can see that I am holding certain expectations which may not serve me well.
May I let go of them, and take each moment as it comes.
Looking at the world with different eyes.
Using the senses to reconnect.
To get out of your own thoughts and head.
It worked, kinda 🙂