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 getting to know yourself, about refining that knowing, about always keeping a finger on the pulse. Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week through the tool of observing our senses. My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting.
Now, for this week’s 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 :: Black Bean Pie. I love this Everyday Food recipe. It features one of my favorite foods, black beans, and the cumin is just the right spice.
hearing :: I watched The Voice blind auditions the other night and there was an exquisite version of Adele’s Someone Like You which now has me listening to Adele on repeat.
smelling :: Happy leaving toddlerhood more and more behind. He is such a little boy. A funny, sweet, headstrong little boy. He totally breaks my heart in the best possible way.
seeing :: apples and papers to grade. We went apple picking and are drowning in apples. Soon, we will be drowning in apple crisps. I am also seeing paper everywhere as I grade media fast critiques and project proposals.
feeling :: mixed. I’m excited about some things happening professionally and that’s really awesome but I am also anxious about the health and happiness of some loved ones and that’s really hard. Just typing that got my heart pounding.
wishing/hoping :: for healing and light for my loved ones who are sick, struggling, or caring for a loved one who is sick.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!