Mindful Monday Mission
Why am I working on taking care of myself? I’m coming off one of those weekends that wipes you out emotionally. I was with fabulous people and was exactly where I wanted to be, but the emotional commitment to be present there touched a whole bunch of core issues for me.
I felt like this Crepe Myrtle tree that I saw on my walk this morning.
Can you see how the bark has thinned and been worn smooth? It looks exposed, doesn’t it? That’s exactly how I felt this weekend, and continue to feel.
And notice in the apex of the tree that a branch has either broken or was sawed off. Up close, it looks like a scabbed-over wound. Again, that’s my feeling as I walk through this week of the first anniversary of my mother’s death.
But what caught my eye and I hope you can see, is the new growth coming out of the wounded area of the tree. Growth that is happening in spite of all the surrounding tissue and bark looking so vulnerable.
Hmmm . . . nature is a great teacher . . . if we but take time to observe . . . and live with our senses wide open (no matter how raw we feel).
That’s my mission today. Can you describe yours as it relates to your senses?