Tuesday, July 31, 2012

mindful moments

It's hard to find someone who doesn't love a sunny day. When it's warm out, and the air is clean, we can get outside of our homes and bask in the warmth and happiness of the sun.

It's harder to love a rainy day. But rainy days are inevitable, and the key to enjoying them is to embrace the opportunity to turn inward, and nurture the lives we lead in our homes.


Like the weather, we go through emotions of sunshine and rain. We can hope to always have sunny days...when hustle and bustle and happiness take us outside of ourselves.

But there are bound to be rainy days. And we can spend them wishing for the sun, or we can turn inward and nurture what we carry around all the time, deep within us. These are the places of introspection and truth. And when we're brave enough to face our own inner darkness and learn from it, we are ready to bloom even brighter when the sun comes out again.

8 comments:

  1. I was working on an app at Barnes & Noble last week on a day it was forecast to rain. I took a seat by the windows so I could watch and hear the rain as I worked, but then the sun broke through and I actually became annoyed and didn't accomplish much.

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    1. For some reason, this is hilarious to me. Maybe because it's so you. =)

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  2. I love rainy days here- it's so rare. My acupuncturist was telling me that most of us in Honolulu are always bustling around town in a state of frenzy because the sunny weather is a yang energy; only when it is rainy and windy do we feel that we can relax at home and focus on cultivating yin energy. Interesting, no?

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    1. Definitely! I wonder if that is also a factor in high suicide rates in places like Seattle. =/

      This is why I love experiencing all the seasons though...I always crave the energy of the next one as one draws to a close.

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  3. so true -- i really enjoy rainy days. it gives me a chance to watch some old/classic movies, bake some cookies or bread, maybe make a stew, and get some organizing and cleaning done! i always feel so productive on rainy days -- whereas the sun just makes me want to go outside :)

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  4. Beautiful.
    Now I'm crossing my fingers that a rainy day is in our future!

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  5. What a beautiful sentiment. And so, so true.

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  6. ohhh i so agree with this in so many ways. such a great reminder. might have to print this one out to put up in the new apartment to remind me to chill out. :)

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Thanks for making me smile. =)