Grab your notebook and a pen, your coffee or tea. Take a seat outside, in your room, or wherever you can find some space.
Contemplation is the art of being present without being lost in thought. It is more about listening than thinking. Sometimes though, you just need to let your thoughts rain down on paper so that the skies of your mind can clear.
Invite yourself to rest on the page. Sit in receptive, open presence. Listen. Open your senses. Open your heart.
Here is a seed to contemplate this weekend:
Our values are sometimes hard to pin down, it is much easier to identify what we care about. Make a list of things you care about and you will discover your values.
Spend some time in contemplation. Journal to yourself. If there is something you want to share, share it on your blog or just hit reply and write back to me.
- Leap: Courage requires the presence of fear. What are you afraid of? When are you going to face that fear?
- Share: Time and attention with someone this weekend. It could be playing around, going for a walk, sitting down to talk.
- Listen: One of my favorites from On Being: Poetry from the On Being Gathering- David Whyte (Opening Night)