“If you don’t have a timetable, you can’t be late.
If you don’t have a destination, you can’t be lost.”
-Conrad Stafford Johan, nature photographer, PBS Nature Channel
Think about that. No timetable. Just the organic flow of your day. Stop to look out the window at the clouds when you feel like it. Go for a walk and keep going until you are content. Only do work you love. How glorious to be able to simply tune into whatever you feel like doing and do that.
Life is simply going to unfold, whether you plan on that or not. So you don’t really know where you’re going to end up because you haven’t made the choices along the way to get you there. What if an unexpected detour takes you somewhere spectacular your never expected? Be open to exploring detours.
Without a destination, you can simply immerse yourself in and enjoy the now, this moment, this second.
When was the last time you simply floated through a day?
Floated. No plans. Nap when you want to. Eat when you’re hungry. Be alone or not. Choices. Choices that are aligned with what you truly want. Do you have that kind of freedom in your life? Do you remember the last time you did?
Find your own rhythm
I’m lucky. I’m retired and can pretty much do what I want when I want. My opportunity then becomes how to get the most out of each moment. Not with a strain or effort, but with consciousness, an awareness of what my body wants, what my mind wants, what my soul wants. You have to listen within to get those messages.
Stop and breathe
Stop what you’re doing right now and take a deep breath. Let it move through your whole body, relaxing and releasing as it goes. Notice how that feels. Take another breath and let go of even more. Again, go within and listen to what calls to you, what you want.
You can do this anytime, anywhere and it’ll help you be more aware in the moment about what’s happening, and what you need. Pretty simple, right?
I get great advice from my inner voice. Sometimes it shouts at me; sometimes it whispers. But it always gives me great advice.
Listen beyond the words of those people with whom you speak. What are they not saying? What does their body language tell you?
Listen to the rhythm of nature, the unfolding cycles, the constant give and take of support. Copy that. Learn to ebb and flow, give and take, to simply let your life unfold.
No destination, no timetable. Just the magical flow of life!!!!!
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