September was a tough month this year:
it would seem that it was for many people I know, too
and while there are a bevy of reasons why this may be so
I felt compelled to find change
I spent the better part of October recalibrating my thinking process,
looking objectively at my grumbling and newfound love of complaining
introducing a bold and refreshing new concept
into the everyday:
"In this moment, I can choose peace."
so I have been
and let me tell you
how good it is!!
In this moment I can choose peace!
Doing the dishes
reading a politically charged article
speaking with an unhappy soul
cleaning green muck off of a white shirt from when the babe did an impromptu practice of the letter 'b' with a mouthful of peas...
It doesn't negate the horrors or the sorrows of this world
but it does offer movement for that feeling of stuck-ness that I think we all experience
at varying degrees of frequency.
I still forget
still indulge the grump in me (it can be delicious for a few minutes!)
still get confronted with situations where I forget that I have a choice at all
but when the option dawns
so sweet and oasis-green in the midst of a dry mouth
and tired head....
oh, the bliss
I hope you'll try it too:
it is a transformative habit!