Friday, May 7, 2010
Good morning, everyone. Thanks so much for all the tips about healing my legs. It's been a rough week, but I am finally finding some relief. Being able to fall asleep at night was the worst. I tried my darnedest to take my thoughts off the itch, but you know how the mind tends to dwell on uncomfortability.
This morning I was awakened by the birds singing outside my window. It was earlier than my alarm was set, but I didn't care...it was such a joyful sound to awaken to. It makes me realize how lucky I am. You know, I always complain about living in the city, and since I must live here at this time, Brooklyn has to be the best place to live. It's close enough to the city, yet still has that magical touch of the country. I love living on a tree-lined street with yards of beautifully colored and scented spring flowers. I find my walks from the subway home are slower in the springtime because I LOVE this season so much; it is at this time of the year that I make the time to BE in nature....to watch and listen to the birds, the flowers growing effortlessly. The beauty of the season makes you appreciate each moment for what it is...precious.
It is shame that society's fast pace leaves so many of us feeling breathless. How many of you rush blindly through your day, falling exhaustedly into your bed, only to wake up the next morning and do it all over again? Our lives seem to be composed of meaningless moments which are all strung together as we worry about the future, hold regrets about the past, or try to rush through our current experiences to get to the next while we completely ignore the present.
By focusing on the wonder of nature, we can lose ourselves in the moment...reduce stress...find peace...and become increasingly spiritual. Take time to focus and observe your surroundings. Observe the clouds; notice the grass blowing in the breeze. What a wonderful world it is!