Category Archives: Nature

More Gardens – After the Rain

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.

Morning Skies

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.

Expectations

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.

Breathe.