Lately I have been in a little bit of a funk.
It sucks, at the best of times.
Yesterday my mood started to lift. I was sitting in the morning Cape Town winter sun. Drinking rooibos tea. High notes of the birds chirping. Low deep notes of a suburban lawnmower, somewhere. Sheer curtains dancing in the slight breeze. I felt filled up. Happy. A cat was purring, adding its vibration to the morning scene. Another, clawing at my toes.
It felt beautiful. Time slowed down. I was in the present. A place I don’t visit all that often.
Jason Silva said this beautifully. Sometimes, sitting in our own darkness. We can feel completely overwhelmed. Allowing ourselves to feel, to feel all of it and to just casually observe what is going on. Asking questions of what could have triggered it, without the negative talk, is sometimes all that is needed.
Our bodies naturally try and save us (from ourselves) by sending feel-good hormones. And soon, due to this, you are in absolute bliss. The beautiful high that follows those dark days, are so worth it. Some people don’t get to experience the complete spectrum of emotions; as they don’t allow themselves to feel all of it.
So, I woke up this morning and felt the need to rearrange my work area. I was, after all starting a new blog and what better way to tackle things, than with a neat and tidy work area. My feel-good hormones was in full swing! Like my head, my work area was originally so cluttered with things that didn’t serve me. Things that added to the overwhelm.
So, my desk ended up bare, but with these items:
- Beautiful succulant plant
- My recycled journal, with an aptly title ‘Show the world your magic’
- MacBook Pro. Sponsored to me by a dear friend
- Rooibos tea
With the theme of keeping things simple. That’s all I wanted to allow into my space as I venture out and beyond my funk. 🙂
Enjoy the weekend!
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“Simplicity is always the secret, to a profound truth, to doing things, to writing, to painting. Life is profound in its simplicity.” – Bukowski