Every morning is a new day. A new start in our lives with failures and successes from the past neatly packaged in our backpack. This day is totally new and fresh and there will never be exactly like this day again. The canvas is blank where we can paint any pictures we desire.
Think of yourself as a painter or artist presented with a multitude of choices, feelings and possibilities that are represented by colours and brushes that you pick from your palette. Some are light and clear others are colourful pastels. There are also dark and grungy colours in there. You can pick any colour you want with any size of brush! You may create bold and brave strokes with your brush using bright colours today or you may focus on the darker more gloomy colours. Whatever you do you made a choice what colours to use and what design to create. You are your own creator and you choose how to experience your day - every day. You bring joy or sorrow into your life by the choices you make. Change the brush and pick another colour if you don’t like what you are creating. Literally see yourself changing the brush and colour to something brighter and more joyful in your minds eye. The power is in your hands.
Maybe you weren't ready, maybe you did not listen, maybe you were not supposed to take that path with that person at this time, maybe you did not know what to do, maybe you were in resistance mode and did not hear any of the advice that you were supposed to listen to, maybe you were stubborn and maybe you were not ready to take that leap of faith....Maybe you are ready now.... Never, ever beat yourself up because it took you this long to move on...<3
I am going back home to Sweden in a couple of weeks and I am thrilled!! Everything is taken care of and my house is almost fully done/decorated to my liking. I am in a great place in life and I miss my family and friends back home so it will be great to be back again. And I miss some serious fashion as I am a bit tired of the lulu lemon look on the island :P. I will people watch and observe the street fashion while I sip a coffee in Gamla Stan where the buildings are from around the 17th century. Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252 so it is a pretty spectacular place to be and to see the amazing architectures and buildings that I am craving.
Everybody are harping about being excellent, stop procrastinating, do better, be better, just do it, do the goals, achieve and you will receive, action, action, action. I am one of these people who are reading all of those posts and I am a very driven person as well, but as I am getting older I find myself more goal oriented around taking trips, sipping my coffee for an hour while watching lake life in the morning. But if I am brutally honest, I am having a hard time letting go going for gusto and there may be a reason for that... I will find out what it is and keep you posted :P.
I don't purposefully meditate, I don't sit down in a lotus position etc. I meditate when I go for a walk, when I connect with nature, when I drive to work and when I read. Quiet my mind and connect to the present moment...bliss...
I also started to do art on a more regular basis. I am not in a meditative mode yet as I am so focused on technique and reaching a certain outcome. I feel very present when I do art as it keeps me focused on the right here right now.
In addition to meditation and creating art I like when my body and thoughts are humming. I am feeling this sweet humming of contentment in my body. I really like my job, it is a low humming of happiness as I am able to help others which is essential for me to be happy. I have a low humming of feeling loved, giving love and living in love.. the humming is there... I don't feel lost as I did before, I don't feel bored as much, as I did everyday. Part of growing up, part of doing the best I can with this life I have to live. Humming is doing its thing, and it works for me..
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.