Friday, April 13, 2012

Slow your pace.....

Slow your pace…..and you might begin to appreciate your space!

After a long productive week at work, I found myself with a headache and my mind racing.  I have found walking with my dog, Nila, to be a good stress release for me however, my pace has been so brisk that it sometimes just encourages the thoughts from the day to simmer.  Today, was a little different.  I went out for a walk with Nila tonight and my pace was quite brisk as usual, but not for long.  It wasn’t till I entered into the park (pic below) that I felt the beauty of the openness and the wonderful early evening sky give me that ‘aha’ moment.  I stopped, took a deep breath and observed my surroundings…then took a slow step forward and really focused my attention on this simple action.  I took another step and another and while I did, I looked around and NOTICED the beauty of my space. 

This is a journaling blog so I think it would be best if I tell you what I decided to do while ‘appreciating my space’.  I began to think about everything I loved in my life.  From my family, to my work, to my friends to my country….I “loved” it all!   This is an exercise that I actually came up with as another form of the ‘gratitude’ activity but instead of just being grateful, I am bringing to my awareness to the areas that I should invest my time in.  As the amazing author, Dr Wayne Dyer states “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” and this is what I intend to do with the “What do I love” journaling activity is helping me.  Will it be effective for you?  Try it and let me know J
 In your journal, write down everything you love to do and try to do this for 10 minutes.  I normally do this type of activity in point form but the choice is totally up to you. Happy journaling!

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