Don't expect too many sunrise photos! Though I'm getting up much earlier than I did before I started my last 40-day practice, I don't always catch the sunrise, which is happening at 6.17am these days in New Zealand! But it's not really about the photographs, though they are a beautiful side effect. It's about mindfulness and 'showing up' for myself.
I have to admit that though I had intended to continue my daily walks, I was letting it slide. It seems I still need the structure of a daily practice to help pull me along. I didn't realise how much I'd missed it until I did it!! The feeling of being in nature and being 'present' to myself, right now, in this world. It was wonderful. I know that I am a different person starting this practice than who I was at the beginning of the last one. I am growing and changing, still making mistakes – and still learning.
I feel so excited about it. I think the excitement comes from not knowing what I will encounter on this new practice. And at the same time knowing that I will gain 'something'. And it will be in perfect timing, as all things are.
the humble path...'
~ Beautiful Sky