Coffee time

Flowers and coffee! My garden is blooming in beauty these days. Here are a few photos of it. I’ve taken many photos, all the time there is a little surprise in there. Mornings are my favourite time of the day. I make a strong coffee, fill up my cup and have a walk between the flowers and plants. I try to use this time, my ‘me time’, to focus on nothing, only to be! I forget the long day ahead, the past and the future. I say hello to all the flowers and of course, I take a pic with my cup of coffee.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday and a few moments of ‘me time’.

Namaste

peace in my garden

I’ve just read a lovely poem about calm in chaos by Judei Takali here. It’s exactly my feeling right now. I’ve been feeling exhausted, without a place to ground and to be myself. Yesterday was a lovely day, I was in my garden and these dandelions called my attention. When I looked at them, I saw the Buddha statue, in there, solid and peaceful, not because it is a statue, but the feeling that comes from it and what it represents. Nothing can go inside it and disturb its peace. I though I can reach this state of peace too, this calm that nothing can disturb. I know that my words sound crazy, but this is my feeling in the last few hours.

I’m going to make space to ground and to feel solid, and don’t let anything enter my being if it will not make me calm.

beauty in a garden nearby

I’ll invest in myself and I’ve already started it. I’m joining Michelle GD in her Just5Things course that starts tomorrow. Few minutes per day, making lists, and it will be the space to work on my ground and calm project. Like everything in life, we need practice and commitment, we can’t just say, ok, I’ll do this and that, everything needs work and discipline.

Nasmate and love your way!

Stay safe!

E.

fall is in the air

kids are back to school and after 8 months i’m back to my job! i’m starting slowly, part-time for now, it’s incredible that after all these months i still need more time for recovering.

Well, i don’t have words to say how much i’m grateful and blessed to be on my feet and going back to the routine; sitting at my desk, talking with my co-works and students, walking around campus during lunch time, spotting all beauty around me.

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i made this apple-orange-oatmeal loaf, as a treat, for my kids for the first day of school. my little one is starting high school and the older one is starting the university. both are excited at the start of a new path on their journey.

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my garden is each day prettier. the weather is cooling down, so the flowers and vegetables are blooming.

the days are getting short and short, early morning is still dark. it’s time to start turning my attention to the beauty and light indoors. autumn is a wonderful time to slow down and reflect on what matter most for us.

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Hope you have a lovely sunday and spot few beauties on your way.

hugs,

E.