My goodness, it has felt like one of the most flowing precious weeks here in this Little House in the Big Woods.
Last Sunday I wrote a blog about Unexpected Inspiration and started a daily practice of intending and paying attention to the unexpected things that happen in life. (Life had become a little ho-hum and uninspired after this long winter.) I started a little journal to record daily unexpected happenings and–
Immediately it felt like Life flowed again. At times last week the energy felt downright joyous and delightful. It felt wonderful!
At the same time, I paid attention to any underlying patterns which might derail the flowing. Looked closely at fear (with its henchmen of distraction, boredom, anxiety, judgment, pressure, comparison) in the post “I’m scared,” said Goldilocks to the Three Bears which struck me as a completely strange and unexpected title. I was so excited after writing this, you cannot imagine. It took two hours to calm down and breathe normally.
My gosh, what a rich and zinging week filled with lots of unexpected enthusiasm and serendipity.
May I share just a few?
One fun unexpected activity I did–twice–this week involved bringing lunch outside. Sat under a spruce or oak tree and munched while sitting on the earth, feeling the icy breeze (darn north wind!) whip through the woods. The thoughts said the kitchen table would be more pleasant. I ignored those thoughts because they beg for the expected way too often.