Every Friday, I reflect on the week that has just passed by doing a little sensory exercise. This practice is a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing, what we are experiencing, and what we are grateful for while more acutely tuning into our senses. It’s a whole heart exercise with plenty of bodily input, if you will. Because this practice has been so good for me, I want to encourage you to do it, too. Building some gentle reflection into our weeks is a nice way to stay grounded while maintaining some big picture perspective. So please join me in 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 the last week:
tasting :: zucchini and mushroom tacos, a chickpea, cabbage and carrot soup, roasted asparagus, apples and oranges all the time, and the lentil and quinoa broth bowl at Panera (this is so, so good. They also have a Soba noodle broth bowl).
hearing :: thoughtful entrepreneurs envision their year at the final visionSPARK for 2015, a new book on tape (After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman), what impact Circle de Luz has had on one of our families, really creative ideas in a brainstorming session about some marketing projects for CdL
smelling :: Eucalyptus oil.
seeing :: Happy gleefully play basketball (he got a goal for Christmas), my beautiful new body image students (school’s back in session!).
feeling :: not so hot. I’ve got a raging sinus infection and I am at the point in the cycle when I think the best treatment plan is to amputate my head. But, surely, I’ll turn the corner any second. Don’t mind me as I apply another layer of Chapstick to my nose.
wishing :: for a speedy recovery so I can continue with the new year momentum.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!