I just got back from taking a walk around my neighborhood. I was going to post about the domestic diva that I am, but it was such a nice clarifying time for me, I felt the need to share.
So I was walking through the neighborhood repeating my mantra in my head: "I am thin (because not even my shadow looks thin anymore). I am healthy (in hopes that I won't feel the need for Oreos tomorrow - oo, that sounds good tonight though). I am a yogi (because I want to be able to do this and this - and I wouldn't mind looking like that either)." Seriously though, I repeat that in my head while I fake-run and walk, "I am thin. I am healthy. I am a yogi." And I hope that it will help me change my habits, because the mind is a powerful thing, and habits start as actions, and actions start as thoughts. So, while I was walking, repeating, and just enjoying the slight breeze and beautiful night I finally began to unwind. I wouldn't say I've been especially stressed lately, but more that I am holding and supressing tension. I realized that when I stopped to listen to the breeze blow through the new leaves on the trees and found myself crying. So, I released some tension in the form of a few tears - just a few - and prayed for strength. The rest of my walk was a beautiful and breathtaking exercise in appreciating and loving my blessed life. So, now I'm home and feeling the need to stretch my muscles and rest my mind and body. Tonight I hope I dream about flying over the tops of the trees with a breeze full of sweet smelling spring blossoms tickling my face and hair.