“Do One Thing Every Day That Centers You –A Mindfulness Journal” was one of the gifts I gave myself this Christmas. Journal writing has always been an aspiration but finding daily inspiration has been elusive. There are no numbered pages in this journal, just a collection of inspiration and prompts for an everyday practice of mindfulness.
And so, fitting for today are Rumi’s words and a quick trip to Ocean Shores on the coast of Washington. After two quick trips to the airport to send one child and retrieve another, I left Seahurst just as the sun was rising over Mt. Rainier casting a warm pink glow on the thick fog that blanketed the road ahead.
Within a few hours I was at the beach where it was clear, cold, and bright with only sheer wispy clouds. I drove straight to the beach access road and parked illegally, I bundled up in my pink wool coat and grabbed by gear. As I walked towards the water I marveled at endless miles of shoreline. The wind whipped through the sea grass and the waves danced wildly as if celebrating the freedom of a new day.
The power of intention led me to this place and journey for the year has begun.