BEING IN THE WORLD

What can I say today? That I’m working to be in the world instead of in my head. It’s easy to be lost to thoughts, feelings, the Internet and so many other places. I’m trying to vacate those places and be in the here and now. But of course, it is not easy. The first thing I read this morning was accounts of the Canadians killed in the Vegas shooting. Tears ran down my face. What a way to start a day. Failed before I began.

I made a turn around PDQ though. Having talked about self compassion yesterday, I gave myself some. Instead of scolding myself, I made porridge. Then added some walnuts and dried cranberries. Comfort and brain food. I thought a boiled egg would be so nice. And it was. Having nourished myself, I headed off to my aerobic exercise class. It’s good for the brain and heart.

Thus, I moved through my day. I was in the world, in that moment and then the next moment and so forth. I smiled and greeted people. They smiled and greeted back. I observed myself as another. The day is almost over. I’m sitting here tapping out my last few words. Being in the moment, from moment to moment works. The chattering in my head ceased. I’m not choked by emotions. I’m feeling mellow and content. Sheba is, too, laying beside me. We are breathing as one. In 1, 2, 3. Out 1, 2,3. In 1, 2, 3, 4. Out 1, 2, 3, 4. It’s a very relaxing rhythm.

 

 

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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4 Responses to BEING IN THE WORLD

  1. Momma Chef says:

    Beautiful post. It is always hard to not get consumed by the tragedies in the world.

  2. amybovai says:

    Hi Lily,
    Such a good day! Glad to hear that! And what a lovely picture of your dog. My sister gave her grandkids fresh oatmeal with raisins or blueberries. They loved it. Well, I’m working hard on a new book that I hope to have done at the end of the month. And I am almost done with my giveaway with my other book. I am trying to do my best to bring awareness to others. I hope to reach my goal of 750. We’ll see. 😀 Have a wonderful evening. And will check in tomorrow!
    Amy

    • hafong says:

      Thanks Amy. It was a good day. Sun even came out. Good luck with your new book. I was successful downloading your give away. Thanks. I’m finishing my wine. Hope I will have a good sleep again tonite. Been having trouble lately.

      Lily

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