I've been sick for a while, and it knocked me for a big loop. Everything habitual and systematic I've been doing went right out the window.  Mindful eating, decent sleep, regular exercise all got canned. 


I finally feel better though. Spent some time writing a day or so ago, which is always a good sign, for me. And today, just now in fact, I swam for a half hour.  

I'm so grateful for this. Grateful I can do it. Grateful that the doing of it is enough. Grateful that the choice I make in this moment is the most, in fact the only choice that matters.  

There's a Buddhist term for this, shoshin, or "Beginner's Mind."   It means embracing the moment, being eager to be present and participate wholly in whatever life has for you. 

Every time I experience this feeling, I'm grateful for it, and every time it feels like it's the very first time I feel it. 

That's because, in a very real way, it is  the first time. 

So grateful. 


AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude