Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Morning

Taken Monday, 20.02.12 at 7:55 am
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs

I keep coming to the quote of the late Steve Jobs, when I start feeling over-whelmed by life.  It's my humble opinion that when you wake up on a Monday morning already rushed and feeling the weight of the world upon your shoulder, your life is no longer simple, but one way or another riddled with complications. Complications you need to filter out of your system and out of your daily life.

Thanks to blogging and taking up running last year in August (edit: August 2011), it no longer takes a long time for me to recognize that I am wading towards dangerous waters of other people's thinking & expectations.

Even before I get caught up by the turbulent sea of life's every day demands, I am able to swim back to the calm, and the serenity of who I am.  I am proud to say, I can maneuver myself back to the stream I would like to follow for the benefit of my family's and of my own health and peace of mind.

I love following the seasons, sunrises & sunsets from the perspective of our living room window.
The mere act of capturing the ever-changing view right in front of our home with the camera, reminds me I can have and hold on to a beautiful moment and experience it deeply by stopping, breathing, and taking time to appreciate the small wonders just in front of my eyes.

Afterwards, everything that seems so urgent no longer are.  The pressure from within to acquire validation in any form dissipate to nothingness from which it originated.

Then one feels once again the lightness of one's being...

How was your Monday morning?

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