Sunday, June 09, 2013
"It's all a matter of keeping my eyes open." Annie Dillard
Do you go through life on auto -pilot? Do you see what needs to be seen.? Do you experience all there is. ? Are you unhappy and don't know why?
Open your eyes!!!!! Pay attention! Live in the moment.
While you are walking around the block for exercise marvel at your neighbor's flowers or the beauty of the sky and I bet you will walk again and be happier. Feel how the sun warms your face and how the rain or the wind, or snow cools your body.
The next time you are at the gym mindlessly walking on the treadmill or elliptical , watch others and their routines .Say hello make some friends. You may get pointers on new routines, you may make a life long friend, either way your gym experience will be better. Do the same with your fitness classes open your eyes, and learn and grow.
While your at the grocery store with your list pushing your carriage and counting the minutes till you leave ,slow down. Really look at all the fruits and vegetables. Look at the colors and nutrition the store has to offer. Yesterday I bought pears on sale my son will cook them on the grill then we will add a little ice cream and some warm blueberries and strawberries yum.
I also bought mussels on sale I never liked mussels . I thought maybe my son can work some magic. I was right, he cooked them with lemon and wine and then added them to a little sausage ham burg , shrimp cooked the same way , tomatoes, and fresh herbs from my garden all over spaghetti. I felt like I went to a four star restaurant It was that good!!! All because I kept my eyes open to new possibilities.
Are you in a funk in the romance department. Well next time you are with your significant other open your eyes and fall in love all over again.
Life as it is now is constant motion, constant stress , constant work ,if you open your eyes you will see the beauty that surrounds you. You will see easier ways , more possibilities. You will see that life can be more positive than you ever thought possible.
Life was meant to live with your eyes wide open. See your way to happiness and success.