Simply let experience take place very freely, so that our open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion.
~Tsokniy Rinpoche II
Day 3 of the self-care challenge. How are you doing today? Are you taking good care of yourself?
My self-care today was a long walk outside that included a walking partner (M) and some waving at the neighbors. It’s interesting the way the neighbors are more available lately. By available I mean that they’re outside, smiling and waving as I pass by. There have been many, many (most) days when I rarely see another soul while I’m out on bicycle rides or walks on our country roads. There have been many instances, too, of waving and saying hello to people who are out and about, and being ignored by them. I don’t take it personally. They might not have seen or heard me.
I also did a brief yoga and meditation practice. It was enough for today.
Here’s a little something of interest: On Confinement
Also, for those who might be interested in such things, Emergence Magazine is getting ready to launch some free online community offerings that include a monthly book club (the first book will be Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a book I have on my bookshelf and that I am looking forward to reading), a Nature Writing Class (free!), and a four-part facilitated workshop on the theme of vulnerability. I can’t begin to describe how excited I am about it, all of it. As you’ve probably already guessed, I am a big fan of Emergence Magazine. It’s a wonderful place to spend some time.
Thank you for stopping by today. I have no idea what sunset will look like this evening. That’s true every evening, of course. It has been clouding up more and more as the day progresses. Let’s meet out at the Point anyhow. Sunset is scheduled for 7:19 PM. It’s a little windy and chilly today. You’ll want a coat, probably a hat and gloves, since it’s chillier by the water. If the sunset fizzles, at least we’ll still get a good view of the water.
Be safe, be well. ♥♥♥
A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy: 1,291) Wheat, waving in the wind. 1,292) Interesting clouds sweeping across the sky this morning. 1,293) Forsythia in bloom. 1,294) Good health. I never take that for granted. I bet you don’t, either. 1,295) Today’s April Love 2020 prompt of Soft. It softened me, somewhat, to go looking for all that is soft.