Luckily I had signed up for a free course at email@example.com. I love this sort of thing. Choose what you want whenever you want. So I picked the soothing voice of Jessica Morey on the topic of nourishing emotional resilience. The meditation helped. It was calming. Then I went outside. Outside always helps. The daisies are just beginning to fill the meadow. In a week they will look like this, bending with the grasses to follow the breeze.
Even yesterday there were enough daisies, lavender bugle weeds and buttercups for a bouquet for my breakfast room. Still, the unhelpful memories kept interfering, some triggered by a short conversation later in the afternoon. That bugaboo hyper-vigilance was roused.
I decided to open my prayer journal. That turned out to be just what I needed. After writing I began reading over prior entries. Of course there are prayers of supplication, prayers that arise from need or fear or concern. All the emotions we feel. But so much gratitude. So many reminders of the goodness of everyday. Of healing, of lessenings of traumas, of the love I receive and hopefully give.
Life goes on in a haphazardly beautiful way. A way good enough for me and I hope for you too. That goodness is what a diary of any mindful nature lover should be mostly about.
from Nina Naomi