Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day 31-Drifting to the End

Today started off foggy.  I was driving into work through some thick patches of fog.
Suddenly, I reached a spot on the highway that was clear.  Everything going forward was clear.

Mindfulness can be like that.  Drifting through a fog and suddenly you see where you are, what surrounds you, where you are going.       
This 31 day journey of mindfulness has been a bit like that too.  Moments filled with awareness and other moments drifting through the fog.

Part of me wants this to be some sort of awakening.  That going forward, I will always be mindful.  But the reality is this is not something that I can keep up.  Moments of drifting are just part of my life.  Sometimes, those moments actually help reset my brain.
And that’s ok.

As this journey went on (particularly the last week), I have felt more drifting.  Then I remind myself that I have been sick.  My sinuses are foggy too. 
I do hope that I keep up the daily reflection with myself.  While the everyday blogging gets a bit cumbersome, having at least one moment of gratitude and reflection each day has been beneficial.  And at least for one moment, each day, I was awake.

Thank you all for joining me for a day of the journey, parts of it or the whole enchilada!

This post concludes the 31 Day series-Mindful Moments.


  1. Thanks for the 31 days!! It really does apply to everyone. Sometimes we just need reminders.

  2. I'm impressed that you kept with it :) I enjoyed your musing.

  3. I like how you describe periods of drifting; we all have those - and sometimes we need those, so that we have the energy to be more mindful at other times. I loved following along with you this month! It's helpful to reminded to be reminded to slow down and be mindful of the lives we are living. And, it's interesting to see what mindfulness looks like in another person's life as well.

  4. Thanks for reading, sister!

  5. Thank you! I am happy for a couple of days off. :)

  6. Thank you, Janelle! I have enjoyed all of your thoughtful comments. :)


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