I’ve noticed something quite interesting in these last weeks. As many of the external structures that have shaped and guided my days have fallen away and been replaced – or rather, are a daily work-in-progress– and new and largely self-imposed structures are becoming visible, something in me has shifted, too.
Without thinking about it or consciously deciding on it.
There’s a favourite coffee mug I use. Ok, or two.
I have a favourite plate.
I have a favourite pair of sunnies that cheer me up even on days when it’s not sunny.
There are certain people I instinctively call or stay in touch with every day or very very often, anyway. They are my lifeline, my loves. I reach out to others that I haven’t been in touch with for a long time but that are on my mind now. I really want to know how they’re doing, I realize now how much I miss them and I am so happy to have them in my life. My extended lifeline. Others that may even have been part of a “routine” of some sort, are unconsciously slipping into the back of my mind. Which doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate them. It just means the bond is a different one. Reflecting on those that are my lifelines, I realize that I’m a very lucky cow. An extremely lucky cow.
My favourite habits, if left to my own devices and not pressed into a corset of you-have-to-this-by-then, include cooking amazing food and experimenting in the kitchen, meditating & exercising, being creative and learning new things, reading & watching inspiring things that I always pushed back because there-is-no-time-for-that-now and, most notably, working with an almost forgotten and buried excitement and gratitude.
There’s also a ton of things I surprisingly do not miss at all.
And somehow I’m sure that these priorities that have unconsciously and without effort shifted in me will be my New Normal.
You don’t have to meditate on it. Or think about it.
Things shift and fall into the place and space and shape that’s good for us if we just allow them to.
What are your favourites that make up and colour your life?
I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.
We are together, and I know we will continue to be each other’s shining light through and beyond all of this.
A particular and heartfelt Thanks to all those that are now risking their lives to save ours.