There’s a great quote by Rumi “Do you pay regular visits to yourself?” It’s always struck me because if I’m not conscious about my choices, hours and days fly by and I haven’t checked in with myself. It’s entirely too easy to do. I generally do a formal meditation most days, but it’s kinda nice to “hang out” in the present, too.
So I’ve been very grateful that I’ve really made a point of “making regular visits to myself” by spending time in the evening, lying in the grass and looking up at the trees. It’s soothing…the sound of the wind, the birds, the crickets…and a nice way to wind down after a long day. I don’t do it every day, of course, because it’s not nearly as charming to sit in the rain, but it’s become quite a regular habit. I’m thankful I’ve made the time and space, and the weather this year has been so deliciously perfect that it’s been a huge pleasure.
How do you pay regular visits to yourself?
I can’t tell you how much I love this picture and this post!! wiggle those toes in the grass! 🙂 I’ve been trying to go outside every day, even for just a few minutes and just be.
Love it! Spending time outside is such a treat. I figure I might as well spend as much time enjoying and savoring the warmth as I do kvetching about the cold.