Sundays are a special time for me on twitter because of the weekly #SpiritChat hosted by Kumud Ajmani. Lately I have not been able to participate there so instead I am choosing to interact on my own throughout the week.
What popped up during my writing time this morning may be helpful for you, too, so here it is –
.Q1. Sit with the phrase “returning to simplicity”. What does it speak to you in your current environment? #SpiritChat
Here is the result from writing for five minutes, stream of consciousness style. Note – I changed the opening sentence after editing a photo to go with the words.
Return to simplicity: starts when I return to home, every time.
I hesitated before getting out of my car after my morning errands/Samuel school drop off run.
This has become a habit of mine: sit in my car when I arrive home. Sometimes I pull out my phone and get lost in responding to tweets or texting or seeing my facebook notifications.
I told my neighbor recently when she commented how I seem to sometimes rest in the driveway, “I sometimes wait to go in because I don’t want to deal with what’s inside.”
Somehow crossing the threshold of my house has turned into stepping into a lengthy to-do list rather than stepping into a nurturing space of sweet surrender, of holding, nurturing and a leap of too passionate growth.
When did this happen?
How did this happen?
Even as I write I realize neither of those questions matter, what is significant is I noticed it in time to make a change that delights and inspires.
I am able to choose to be simply delighted and inspired rather than annoyed and disjointed.
I sit back in my chair a moment, stop typing, and smile. I allow this option of returning to simplicity to fill me.
My hair is half way curled because I wanted to start and didn’t care about finishing. I made coffee and actually poured myself a cup, and I put Samuel’s laundry away this morning yet not my own.
I’ve made several possibility lists and managed to rejoice about my weekend blessings (there have been many.)
How to create a more simply loving relationship with my home?
1. More down time here. I don’t need to hurry-scurry all the time.
2. Do more intentional decorating.
3. Fill my space with sensory delights – diffuse essential oils, play my favorite instrumental music and put more art/photos up so that my chin is lifted and my spirit is lifted.
My timer went off with “festive bell” sounds today.
Maybe I need to put up some bells around the house so that I may ring them as a reminder: love, hope and optimism is in the air.
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