Practicing Together #12

Practicing Together #12 April 15, 2013

Miniature irises blooming
Photo by me!

Rituals!  On Mondays, we practice together.  You are invited to join us in your head, or on your blog, or here in comments.

This past week, I noticed that my love of cooking is resurfacing.  When I started a new job in February, for a while, every single thing that involved steps felt overwhelming.  But I’ve come home from work and cooked dinner a couple of times in the last few weeks, and it’s perfect: I feel nurtured and accomplished all at the same time, and I have delicious lunches.

This coming week, I invite in savoring.  The weather’s crazed swoops and dips are starting to include expeditions in the direction of perfect spring days, I am finding little pockets of quiet, and also, it is warm enough for ice cream sometimes.  I want to relish these things at least as much as I tend to focus on the challenging or stressful things in my life.

Ways this could work: It could just work.  I could try taking a breath with lovely things when I think of it.  I could keep a list.

Updates from last week: Last week, I invited in the question “why?” and had some interesting conversations about it in various contexts.  I also found that staying connected to “why?” helped me retain perspective on things that could have felt stressful.  When I was a kid, my dad told me about how he realized the difference between urgent and important, and this week reminded me of that.

For all of you, I’m wishing for a wonderful week filled with all kinds of sunshine and savoring.

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