There is a saying about chopping vegetables, something like, if you are chopping the carrot, chop the carrot. It sounds silly, but the intention is to recognize the act of being in the moment. Presence. That is my practice for the day. I spent the day in the moment, each moment, and I got a lot done! I wrote and prepared my upcoming workshop: The Gift of Balance, a workshop designed to help parents create balance in their lives and the lives of their children. I did the usual email checking, laundry, grocery shopping and blogging for my classroom. I took a walking break with Charlie in the afternoon, climbing the hilly streets, slowly, at the pace of an aging dog. I was in no hurry anyway and the air was fresh and warm.
I drank my tea, watched my Feminine Business Model (Tracy Lee Jones) video for the day and took a little nap.
It was a nice day. Quietly productive, with each activity started, completed.
I ended the day with my salad meditation, creating a beautifully delicious crunchy salad with kale that was so dark it was almost purple, sweet beets, small grape tomatoes, hothouse cucumbers, romaine lettuce, parsley, and celery and pearl white mushrooms. Topped with sprouted sunflower seeds, it was crunchy goodness.
Today was a gift for me. A quiet day of a peaceful practice. Gratitude.