My mind is rambling this morning. It’s a bit unfocussed. Flirting with thoughts without grasping on one.
Generally, meditation helps me quiet my mind. Today, my mind has a mind of its own!
I’ve decided to change the way I handle my mind when it feels unsettled. I’m going to let myself be okay with letting myself ramble. Letting the words simply appear without trying to wrangle them into some cohesive thought or idea.
I’m going to be okay with letting myself be in this space without being angst-ridden.
It’s a change for me. I generally like feeling in control. Like what I’m putting down here makes sense!
Life has a way of changing. Constantly.
This morning I arose and there is snow on the leaves of the bush outside my window.
Yesterday, I drove home along my usual route and one of the roads I take was blocked off.
Neither of these changes are permanent. But in their transitory nature I am reminded of the impermanence of life. Of the delicateness of our presence here on earth.
We are constantly changing, evolving, learning and growing. We are continually adapting and adopting new ways of being, seeing and doing.
Sometimes, we’re slow to embrace new ways.
Sometimes, we baulk. We resist. We dig our heels in. We push back.
Sometimes, we can change the way of change around us. Sometimes, we can redirect, refocus, assess and discover new ways that are different than the way we were going to find a new way that works better.
But we can’t stop change. It is part of life.
My daughter and I were talking about how every day is a brand new day for her 7 month old son. “Actually mom,” she said. “Everyday is new for each of us. None of us have ever seen this day before.”
It took me a moment to embrace that thought. To recognize that by changing my outlook on how I see today, I have the capacity to see everything in it as brand new. I’ve seen many September 14th’s in my life, but never this one today.
I like the new perspective.
Like the opportunity it brings to start afresh. To accept new ideas, information, knowledge and use the ‘new’ to inform my journey in ways I’ve never before imagined.
Change is a constant in our lives even when we fight against ‘too much change’ as if we know the right amount of change that is acceptable at any given time.
I’ve never yet figured out how much change I can handle at one time. Guess I don’t have to. All I have to do is accept, change is part of living and every day is A Brand New Day.
This Friday Rambling deserves one of my favourite songs!