Today I am feeling the need to restore, to refresh, to be quiet on purpose.
You may be thinking “This is a time of pandemic. We are all being quiet and isolated,” and yes, I understand that, too. The difference is “to be quiet on purpose.” To mindfully take a micro action that will create peace in the moment.
Earlier in the week I took a short visit to the mouth of the Kern River as it opens into the Valley. It was a cloudy, misty morning and the river view was so inviting I decided to take a one minute video – just the river doing its “river thing.”
What I didn’t realize as I took that video is just gazing into it for one minute brings me peace.
Let’s try that now:
How does that feel?
The first time I presented it with my Virtual Coffee Date/Intentional & Connected Conversation Group it took me three times to feel peaceful, First my mind was bouncing all over the place. Second, I was able to feel peaceful about halfway through and the third time – I was able to instantly feel calm and peace and tranquil.
The river nurtured me.
Please take a moment to return to this river video when you are feeling less than tranquil.
If you would enjoy a longer video with me describing the process, I made a 7 minute video sharing a process of viewing the river three times as well.
Grant yourself permission to feel at peace during this pandemic.
You are worth it.
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Julie JordanScott is the Creative Life Midwife. She inspires people to live their life as an artform and then take action towards their best results. Her specialty is writing – her easiest way to express what she does is this: She Coaches. You Write. Your Readers Win! During the 2020 Pandemic she is also leading daily Virtual Coffee Dates, Facilitating Intentional Conversation so people will feel less isolated during this time of social and physical distancing.