Yesterday was a beautiful Boston afternoon, complete with sunshine and crisp winter air. Although the groundhog said there will be six more weeks of winter, the ducklings were a bit more optimistic for an early spring.
I spent the afternoon snapping photos and enjoying the nature all around me. I even recruited a few helpers to assist with my Mindful Messages!
It’s amazing what a difference a week can make. Just last Monday I was a ball of nerves, worried about the future, worried about the day, worried about anything. Perhaps I needed to release my dense energy before Thursday’s New Moon Solar Eclipse, or maybe I had set unrealistic expectations for the first few weeks of 2018.
Whatever the case, my sense of serenity has returned and I’ve gotten back to my energetic self. My zest for life is back, my creative energy is flowing, and I’m finally feeling social again.
I’ve also returned to simplicity.
What does simplicity mean to me? Well, it occurred to me how much I have been over-complicating my life. I’ve been concerned with the past, tried to control the present, and had anxiety about the future.
Then, I grounded myself and got back to basics: all we have is right now.
Instead of trying to manipulate my schedule or micromanage my own life, I’ve taken a deep breath and started to listen to the Universe again. My ego mind doesn’t know what direction to go; I have to listen to my intuition.
So, at golden hour, I strolled through Boston Common and the Public Garden, feeling joyful, content, and most of all, grateful. I thought about my mom’s visit to Boston this past August, the day of the Eclipse. I showed her the Public Garden for the first time, and as we walked across the bridge by the swan pond, she said to me, “wouldn’t it be nice if we had the eclipse glasses?’
Moments later, a woman walked up to us and handed us a pair of eclipse glasses.
That’s how my life works.
Coming full circle, I walked by the ducklings yesterday and thought about the awesome trip with my mom. I sent her a few photos of the ducks, knowing they’d put a smile on her face.
It’s those simple things that mean the most in life.