A workshop that I lead has a tagline of “because reflection matters.” Indeed, I think that knowing what’s on your mind and in your heart can be one of the most transcendent things. It is in building your self-awareness that you can build your self-knowledge and embrace self-acceptance. When you become the person who knows you best and you become really clear about who you are and how you are in the world, things change. They transcend. That is why so much of what I encourage here is about knowing yourself, about refining that knowing, about always keeping a finger on the pulse. Since shine was such a powerful experience for so many of us, I wanted to bring shine like energy to more of the blog. And, today, I am reintroducing something that I did a few times earlier this year and called Saturday Senses. Now, it is Friday Reflections but the concept is the same, reflecting on the week through the tool of observing our senses. My hope is that this will be a gentle way to tune into how we are doing weekly and what we are experiencing weekly.
Now, for Friday Reflections.
With each sense as your inspiration, consider how experiencing it impacted your week. Here is my sensory round-up for this week:
tasting :: a bounty of squash. We have been on a squash bender this week: zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash, and spaghetti squash.
hearing :: the final audio CD of The Art of Fielding. Really a great book. Perfect for long drives.
smelling :: crisp, fall like air. Love the smell and feel of fall in the air.
seeing :: lots and lots of papers to grade. Fortunately, there are plenty of compelling thoughts to follow.
feeling :: both so excited about my classes this semester (great, great students) and a little deep in the work responsibilities this week.
wishing/hoping :: for some breathing room after a flurry of work responsibilities between now and Wednesday. Then, things should settle and I can determine a little back-to-school rhythm.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please tell us all about them.