I think I my have mentioned this before, but late last year I undertook a course in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I didn't really appreciate it at the time, in fact, if I am completely honest, I came away a little disappointed. I expected a shift within me. In reality I felt exactly the same.
But the shift has come afterall. Not through being guided through a course, being diligent, doing my homework and talking about it to others.
It has come through making a commitment to practice and treat myself with compassion weeks after the course has finished. I have started over and I like where it is taking me. Between this and my decision to improve my health so I can live till I am 90 I am feeling pretty amazing and happy.
And life is returning this with more connections, more energy, more joy and fun.
Now I have made a commitment to practice 4 times a week, next week I hope to make it 5 and finally have it become part of my every morning.
Unfortunately this means not sitting up watching the box and knitting till 11.30. Some habits will be hard to break. But do you know in the US they have mindful knitting retreats? If I can find one here life will indeed be perfect.