In week 24 of the Great Wake-Up it's time to check in, with a touch of melancholy, now that we're half-way there.
We’re halfway through the Great Wake-Up, and I’m so grateful to be a part of this. On the one hand, I can’t really say I’ve learned something new. I’ve always loved solitary walks in the early morning, time spent in nature, playing on swings and dancing like no one’s watching. And I was never big on climbing trees, or slowness.
I know these things, but like all of us I need reminding – often. Looking back over my blogs, I can see any number of tiny epiphanies that I honestly intended to incorporate into my life. Even if you know what makes you happy, though, it’s easy to forget in the rush of life, so I’m grateful for the weekly check-in, that tiny nudge to nurture joy.
I’m casting around in my mind for a way to anchor these lessons; I know I’ll be losing this community by the end of the year and I want a way to hold both the lessons and memories of warmth to help me keep my balance. Having given meditation a try, I know that’s not really me (I get the fidgets); maybe a simple mantra, “How will I wake up today?”
How to explain the light
I find as I greet each morning
My solid boots lifting me
Sunrise beckons with promise
So firmly connected, yet flying
As day greets me with every colour of possibility.