A Random DiaBlog
Sometimes we get so caught up and absorbed with the busyness of life that we forget what it’s like to just be. What do you do LOVE to do, that helps you to connect to you amongst all the doing?
How can we Be when we are so Busy Doing?
Even when we are busy doing we can pause, take a breath and notice. It’s that simple and something we can do throughout the day, yet often forget. Try it, how do you feel now?
I like to garden, there’s lots of jobs to do at the moment it can get a bit overwhelming, so yesterday down on the allotment I remembered to pause, breathe and notice. I looked down and got excited that the nettles, comfrey and rhubarb were slowly and surely making their Spring appearances, things are warming up.
I shovelled cow pooh and noticed I was breathless, dirty and sweaty and covered in it!
How can Bees teach us to Be?
I visited the bees and enjoyed their playfulness around the hive, this quiet observation helped to create stillness in me. How often during the day do you notice silence and stillness?
I chatted alongside my Sicilian and Spanish neighbours and gossiped with the girls, reminding myself to fully focus, globally listen and not interrupt. I observed their faces, watched their breathing and became more aware of their energy, this also bought me to the moment. When was the last time you really listened and fully focused on someone without adding your buzz?
I looked up, listened and watched the birds flying in the trees, sensing the warm sun and cooler air.
Connection to Self
Connection to self is important, if we aren’t in tune with ourselves and what’s going on inside, how can we connect to others effectively – self care for mind, body and breath.
You Need To Get Out More
My friend teased me about my Facebook Live bee video and said ‘You need to get out more’. Yes it’s so true. This morning, I went again to the allotment again to sow broad beans – video here.
How about you, what do you LOVE to do that helps you to BE?
Recently, I dug up a really sorry looking bunch of carrots. They were frozen, overcrowded, and had lots of black fly. With a good peel and chop, they scrubbed up well and I was able to create a tasty lentil and carrot soup.
I used a really simple base ingredient, to which there are numerous herbs that could be added to liven it up, such as cumin, coriander and chilli or mixed italian herbs etc. I’ve kept it plain so that all the family will enjoy it.
Chilli sprinkles and other optional herbs are on the table for them if they fancy a livlier soup. It also goes nicely with grated cheese.
This year, successional sowings of salad carrots will be properly tucked in and nurtured from mid March, followed by main crop sowings from May.
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