Quote by… Well I’m not sure? I’ve searched high and low and nobody seems to want to claim it, not even ‘Anon’
Whoever put those delicate and delightful words together had their karma in order and there zen in full flow.
Being touched by peace is something I’m not sure I could ever have appreciated when I was younger, life moved to fast and frankly I was too busy to stop.
To truly be at peace and not actually be asleep, meditation is the nearest I can get so far. I’m not very good at being quiet or slowing my whizzing mind down, so when I say meditate I mean ‘Fridge style made up meditation’. Basically, I lie on the bed, listen to a mediation app (binaural beats) and take 20mins to just ‘watch’ -I’m nowhere near any sort of magician, but I do feel ‘reenergised ‘ and often find my brain feels a little calmer and more focused.
Wonder comes easily to my soul. I still hyperventilate when the cheese bubbles on top of the lasagne or often think…or in this case wonder about the world around us, like if we all went to one place in the world would the world wobble? Or, my current wonder – do our new fish watch TV?
I’m literally convinced that they do. Incidentally never let your toddler name a pet. The red one is called ‘lightning’, as in Lightning McQueen (heavily influenced by Daddy) and the other is called ‘Doggy’ and technically that’s Doggy 2…ssshh don’t tell him.
When J first wakes he likes to lie in his cot chilling, he may say good morning to every object in his room or peek through the curtains and announce which neighbour has moved their car or comment on an Aeroplane flying overhead…but mainly he stares at the ceiling and he’s pretty peaceful. Toddlers have wonder down to a fine art; within 4 minutes of me popping ‘finding Nemo’ on he had asked serveral million questions (I also noticed through a two year olds eyes how tragic the start of that film is – dead babies, dead mums, kidnap and sharks) and I realised that by asking questions and finding out more about things we can indulge in our own wonder once again.
Why is it important to wonder? In my humble opinion, this little gem allows our souls to search that bit deeper and our brains to operate at amore enjoyable level.
Make August the month where you take in a little more peace and allow your mind to wonder. Stuck with how to start…give my bullet points below a go.
- Light a candle (I have an addiction for these)
- Read a book
- Try a meditation app (I find just after I put my little soldier to bed is best)
- Write a list of jobs ‘todo’ so that you can go to bed satisfied that you’ve completed the days objectives.
- Living on the south coast – time out throwing stones in to the ocean (it’s the only good thing about pebble beaches)
- Read a new genre of book that you wouldn’t normally choose
- Take 2 minutes to lie on the grass and notice the world – clouds, ants…it’s all happening out there
- Allow yourself to sound silly (I’m a natural at this)
Happy wondering…don’t get lost and come back soon 🙂