On the other hand I have experienced that my thoughts can be pulled in so many different directions that I become powerless to do anything. I also have experienced being so focused on one thing that I miss or forget something else that’s important. So my goal for the week that I wrote this post was to practice focusing my thoughts more carefully on positive and productive things. The thing about thoughts is, it's a lifelong practice. I've found mindfulness and meditation to be very helpful.
Just as thoughts will influence our emotions and actions, emotional experiences and activities will also influence our thoughts. The mind, heart and body are like partners performing a dance together, but it takes a lot of practice to make the dance flow in a beautiful way.
On this day I was consumed with writing, phone calls, writing, cleaning, writing, cooking, writing, organizing, writing, reading, writing….”I NEED A BREAK!”
Then there was a surprise! A Birthday card came in the mail with a little money in it. “Oooohh…what shall I do with it?” Buy pizza out for dinner, that was a break from cooking for me.
Writing, phone calls, writing, eating, writing, children whispering, writing, children acting sneaky, writing…”What are they up to?” I thought.
Surprise! – They were planning my birthday, what a treat!
Writing, researching, writing, checking schedules, writing, phone calls and forms to fill out, writing… “Oh, my head hurts.”