There’s nothing that shakes things up like a little travel after not having done much over the past couple of years. Currently, my family is on our first trip since the pandemic. One of the big takeaways so far is noticing how much stagnation can build up when the business of daily life turns rituals into tasks. A five minute meditation or 30 minute practice that once was a transcendent tool can turn listless without perspective and pause.
There are so many ways to travel that don’t involve physically getting on an airplane. Oftentimes challenging the norms of what is built into your days is a great journey through the rugged mountains of might vs. right. What would happen if you shifted the time of day in your practice? What could you see if you took a walk or the time to talk with your friend on a lunch break? What inner mountain could you move by setting aside 10 minutes to free write about how you are feeling and what the source of it may be?
We urge you to take detours off the beaten path to not only view new things but also to see what is present. Too often time taken to assess where we are at falls by the wayside. We need these moments of breaking away to see the scope of what there is to love and notice where the things that have waned can be enlivened.
Something is always in bloom.
Can you see it?
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