I have made myself a "to do" list and feel energized about getting it all done. Today I need to get an oil change, mail off birthday thank you letters, finish reading two books before class, meet with graduate students, return printer, wash a load of clothes (the boys are out of jeans), and and .....well, that is it. I know it may be a busy day but today I will also try to be STILL and SILENT at least once. The STILL part is not that hard for me but the SILENT part is. I know it is not just about being vocally SILENT but having silence in my mind. It is challenging to take a least a moment and not think about my "to do" list, not think about the fascinating information that I learned in the books I am reading, and not think about the boys at school. Finding SILENCE in my mind is not easy but I am going to give it a try. I think I am most likely to achieve STILLNESS and SILENCE if I can take a short walk this afternoon. So that is my goal. What are your goals for today? Whatever they are I wish you success and I wish you peace and joy.
Here are a few pics of my boys hiking with me on Monday.