Give Sorrow Words…

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Day 4

1. The war continues in Syria and Assad claims he did not use chemical weapons on his own people. The news is filled with the suffering of children.

2. I feel better today but was up in the middle of the night crying. I feel more positive today.

3. I sat with a pupil who basically cried for 30 mins today. He is unhappy at home. He spoke of adults who seem nice on the surface but are not like that underneath.

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Painful Growth

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Day 3

1. The lib dems may benefit from the snap election called by May. Labour seem hopeless. May getting a landslide would be the worst possible outcome.

2. I’ve had a really long tiring tough day. But I’ve made it so the end. I feel weary. I’ve eaten really well today. I just seem to run out of steam.

3. This tree I noticed on the walk. It’s awkward shape was somehow quite beautiful. This kind of painful growth sometimes results in special outcomes like this tree.

 

Heartsease

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Day 2

1. UK PM Theresa May is calling a snap election on 8th June. This is strategic politically as there is a huge gap between the conservatives and labour. I hope it can backfire though. How can people get behind Brexit when opinions are so divided?

2. I felt positive yesterday until evening when I felt terrible. I was worried about starting job and finding not comfort eating difficult. Today I feel much happier.

3. I saw some heartsease wild flowers while walking with a friend this evening. I didn’t stop to look though as so busy chatting. So perhaps not strictly mindful but these tiny splashes of colour always make me feel happy when I see them.

Day 1. The internet knows you hate change.

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Day 1 of 3 daily reflections.

1. The US and North Korea are having a ‘my weapons bigger than yours’ contest. While the world worries about the choices made by Trump and Kim Jong-un.

2. I feel ready to make some lifestyle changes. I have used Easter as an excuse to fill my body with crap instead of giving it the nutrition it needs. Time to change starting with my diet. Today I feel positive.

3. Here is a photo of 2 ladybirds having a romantic moment! I saw them while walking my dog. Beautiful mindful moment.

30 Days: A mindful life.

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I have started this blog because I want to change my life. I need to live better. I’m a bit broken like this blackbird egg I found. But I want something to grow and develop out of my broken state.

I plan to do 3 things every day.

1. Comment on something happening outside in the world.

2. Comment on something happening inside my world.

3.  Reflect on a mindful experience in my daily life.

Thats it. Very simple but I hope it will prove to be transformative. We will see.