Hello and Happy 2022 to you! If you are following for a while you know every year I choose a word to focus on during the year. It’s a tiny thing but always brings me back to the moment. This year I’ve chosen R E S P E C T.
Basically, RESPECT in relation to setting limits and boundaries for me. Setting barriers for protecting my values, mind and body.
In another hand, I need to give more space to my kids, young adults, to explore and to speak up their wishes and thoughts. I need to let go of my helicopter mother instinct. So, in this case, it is respecting their boundaries.
I’ve just come back from a long overseas trip. If you have noticed I haven’t posted for a while. I had many triggers during this trip, both physically and emotionally. I’m still processing them, but it’s clear that the lack of self-respect and boundaries is something I need to work on.
Journaling is my form of therapy. Using words or/and images I express myself and make sense of my thoughts. I’m pleased the page number for my first page of this year is the 100th. It has a feeling of resetting, starting anew. I used to have a new journal for the new year, but I’ve given up this habit. Now I just keep going with my pages, freedom of choice.
It’s wonderful to travel, to go away a little, but the best is to come back home, to come back to myself.
Hope you are home wherever you are!
Have you chosen a word for the new year?
Tanka Tuesday :: Mindfulness
the Earth is turning mindfulness is the answer finding the purpose
my favorite corner in the backyard. it’s unbelievable that the summer solstice is almost here. i’m trying to be mindful and to set a few priorities before the summer starts. i want to enjoy the summer doing meaningful things for me, and not to let the daily business spoils it.
happy new month to you!
Silent Sunday :: Bright yellow
Noticing # 97
Letting go in softness.
Noticing # 96
Just in case you didn’t notice the snow moon yesterday. It was magical!
Noticing # 83
Still pretty in the winter
Snow flakes dancing
In the middle of the stillness
Have a nice Tuesday!
Noticing # 79
Winter wonderland by my door
Should I go out to enjoy the softness?
Silent Sunday # 1
noticing # 3
i could call myself a light-catcher.