Tuesday, January 18, 2011
on winter vacations & shifting
I am here in Maine, visiting my folks in the very frigid month of January. When Charlie and I first arrived and stepped out of the Boston/Logan airport doors, I looked at him with dead set eyes, and said, "What the hell were we thinking to take vacation in January in Maine of all places?" He smiled, pulled me close and said, "Because you have not seen your family in over a year."
When we surrender to what's so, we open ourselves up to infinite possibilities. We let in the peace, the joy, the bliss that is accessible all the time, but just ignored.
For the past month or so, I have been on complete "doing" mode: Pack boxes, move boxes, clean apartments, unpack boxes. Eat on the run, rush to the next appointment, obligations, commitments, dinners, meetings, blah, blah, blah. Now, on this vcation, about 3 days in, I have shifted into the space of "being." Huh. I am thinking more and more on why it has to be either/or mentality, the black/white, all/nothing thinking. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY AT ALL!
So here I am sitting here in my parents living room at the old PC, the snow is falling outside and I have plenty of options of what activities I want to do next. Maybe cup of hot cocoa, yoga magazine, and wool socks? Or cuddling and watching a movie, or helping mom with dinner?
Here is to shifting and being during vacations & winter.