look me in the eye when i talk to you! listen when i describe the you i see. hear the love in my voice from the other side of the mirror.
i sit and ponder how i came to this till i remember to release my thought and breath
take the time to pause before you open your mouth to say something you only mean in the moment.
rain fills my thoughts with rainbows of color in spring blooms bright sunlight blue skies impossibly white clouds
quiet fills me sitting feeling the breath watching my thoughts flow a river slowing as it reaches the sea.
each day made of the stuff of dreams. food, clothing, a safe place to rest how blessed we are.
my life is half begun though i have yet to live so filled with fear and a need to please that i no longer know who i am if I ever did.
you worry what others think until it overtakes your life driving you to say, do and be things that you are not. too much you say one day which feels like all the rest to me and other observers. a ray of golden sunlight passing through dismal gray clouds and i finally get to see you.
stop to breath. feel the breeze tickle the hairs on your hand. smell the home cooking so good you can practically taste it. hear children laughing as they make up new rules to old games. see the love the world offers.
she says she has no favorites
then wonders why they know
which of them she preferred.
actions speak louder than words.
Using my ‘get up like you were in your native time zone’ theory, I got up and got in my hatha yoga session this morning before my shower. I got down for the transport to the conference and found the same, not really healthy breakfast. I was weak. I got a bran muffin to go with my fruit and granola. They offered fruit for snacks so that was a plus.
I leave for home tomorrow morning. I think I have time before leaving to get in my workout routine before the flight. I’m not sure about the food. It’s a direct flight but not a short one, so I will see what I can find in the airport. If not, I have some snacks set aside.
In an effort to reduce jetlag since this is only a three day trip, I opted to get up at the same time I would at home. That means I was up ‘early’ here and had time to get in my training, and a shower as well as some journaling time before heading out to the conference. That feels really good. I’m not sure it would be worth getting up early at home with a commute, but it feels great today!
An update on yesterday’s ‘reception:’ the only thing I could eat was some carrot sticks and celery that went with the buffalo wings. Everything else had either dairy or gluten or both. Good thing I brought stuff with me!
The same has been true today as well. While I did have a lovely salad with vinaigrette, and some roasted veggies, that was a) not enough to last long, cause veggies, and b) doesn’t contain the fats and protein that are part of a person’s daily needs. I did bring my own food, so I was able to supplement that with some nuts and seeds.