Inspiration:To remain true to what soothes my soul.
It's amazing how when we leave the day to day mundane, we can become "instantly" restored. Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to a client's place out on the East End. It was a truly "beautiful" space with many bedrooms, a lap pool and bicycles galore.
Since the majority of my time (and most who reside in NYC) is spent indoors,it was incredible to have the freedom to roam. So this past week, I decided to take advantage of the natural elements and what was around me.
It must have been nearly two years since I have been swimming in a pool. For real. From the moment I immersed myself in the heated water (87degrees), my spirit was soaring. :) I began to swim laps while embracing the beauty around me. At this time, I was the only one there, and I felt my "deepest" self come alive.
As there was only one car available, I decided to venture out by bike. It had been over a decade (actually more), since I had been on the open rode. At first I was a bit intimidated, but soon enough I found my groove and my joy. I proceeded to do this many times during my stay.
In the evenings, we cooked "AMAZING" meals and embraced the sweetness of our surroundings. For the first time, I surrendered my rigidity around food and ate some of my favorite things; including bagels and haagen daaz, vanilla swiss almond.
As I am now back in NYC, I will continue to hold a space for this feeling of expansion, aliveness and ease, while expanding my world in all directions.
May you all have a very "peaceful" day.