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Thur 26th July 2012

Okay so I woke up today feeling frustrated at my lack of direction….where am I going with my life? Then I remembered something somebody once quoted to me “Its always darkest just before the dawn”.

…so perhaps we always feel most stuck just before we start to move again. I like this, it gives me hope that this frustrated feeling of stuckness will soon pass, just as everything inevitably does. In the meantime, while waiting to feel less stuck, perhaps mindfulness can help.

Choosing to rest my attention on what I have today, rather than on what I would like tomorrow.
Choosing to come into connection with what I have rather than what I wish I had.
Choosing to become fully aware of right now, this moment.

All of this allows the practice of mindfulness to begin unfolding, and it allows frustration to tumble away, out of my mind, for a little while. Peace at last, if only for a few minutes. The trick is choosing something happening right now to focus on

 Focusing fully on the smallest thing allows everything else to drift away. My mind becomes calm and focused.

 Goethe wrote

One never goes so far as when one doesn’t know where one is going.

So perhaps it’s not only okay to have no clear direction, perhaps it will end up taking me further than I ever imagined. Perhaps I can just be content with where I am today. With this thought in mind I am launching Breath of Green Air, with no clear idea where I am going……..wish me luck…..

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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