My mind is a blank slate today. This happens sometimes. Who am I kidding! This happens often. Especially when I sit down with the intention to write.
But today my mind is exceptionally quiet. Like a seashore with no waves. It feels wrong.
Since this is the first soulful Sunday writing of 2021 I don’t want to excuse the blank state of my mind either.
I can say with confidence that 2021’s entry made me happy. It gave me hope. I, along with my mind, continued to be in the restful state which started the week prior. I did attempt to write a poem which put me back in a writing state of mind but I never got around to finishing it. It turns out although I didn’t do much in the first two days of the new year I feel hopeful. This is how I would like to keep feeling throughout the year.
A new year somehow brings a fresh vibrancy to our good old lives. That’s just amazing. But do we have to wait for the new year to experience that freshness? Can’t we just decide now is the time and taste the vigor at any point in time?
Of course, we can. Maybe that’s something I should keep in mind – every month, every week, every day, every hour, every minute, every second, is new and brings that novelty much like a brand new year.
On a new year’s day, I am open to possibilities that I experience the freshness without any reservations. Every moment is new and fresh. And anything is possible if I’m ready for it.
So I’m making a promise to myself – to not take it as an excuse that the beginning is past me to start something new. Because any time is good to start fresh if we desire so.
Now is the time to begin. Right?
Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, by listening to a 10 minute guided meditation followed by 10 minutes of writing, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly on Sunday at 7 pm IST.
You are welcome to join this meditative writing session!