It’s February 8, 2021. Almost 5:30. Yet the sun is still present in the livingroom. It will vanish in a minute or two but I love this almost perfect beautiful golden moment. Everything, including myself, is in alignment from head to toe. I am so happy we went out for our ski, despite the frigid temperature. The sun was brilliant. It is the kind of weather that agrees with me the most. I feel energized, without my aches and pains. The snow was the best, too. It didn’t stick to the bottom of my skis and I felt the glide. The mask was perfect keeping my lungs from the cold air. I didn’t have to taste the wool of a scarf.

Chinese New Year will arrive on February 12. It is the year of the ox. I don’t know what it means. I take it that we all must be strong, like the ox, and do our best to keep safe and do the utmost not to spread the Coronavirus. We must, like good citizens of the earth, do our part to help regreen the planet. This is my hope for this year of the ox. February is also heart month. The heart needs exercise as much as the rest of our body.

I like to stretch my heart muscles by being kinder, more loving and understanding of others. I know that sometimes I think I am all of those things. I know I over estimate and give myself too much credit. It is hard to take myself out of me and look at things and others dispassionately, without prejudice and preconceived ideas. It is a good thing to remember. I would like to spend time to observe and explore how I can change and be more heartful through this Ultimate Blog Challenge.

5 thoughts on “THE HEART OF ME

  1. The sun does go a long way to keeping us uplifted, I know that on overcast days when there is no sun I find it much harder to get things completed. I find that when I am walking in the early hours of the day meditating on how great I feel and that I will be sharing love with everyone all day will help lift my spirit.

  2. This is so lovely. It was uplifting to read it. I too love sun – I say my brain is solar powered. I always feel better when the sun is shining. Although I no longer own cross country skis I did buy snowshoes and will drive soon to the snow so I can do my snowshoeing. I’m taking my dog with me because she loves to play in the snow and we don’t get it much where we live.

    1. Thank you, Lynn. We are lucky to have this much snow this year. Skiing gives me something to work on. Lucky I have those skis hiding in the closet. I was preparing for the pandemic without knowing it.:-) Lovely to have a dog. I lost mine in May. She loved the snow, too. I walked her every day regardless of weather and seasons.

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