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 :: arroz con pollo, pan seared brussel sprouts (Happy’s favorite vegetable now so a regular on the menu, an Asian-flavored cole slaw, stove-top popcorn, a delicious meal (tortelloni, roasted chicken, and chocolate birthday cake) at a new farm to fork restaurant in town.
hearing :: wind like a hurricane as a fierce cold front came through (and, well, settled for a bit).
smelling :: candles. Love the dancing light and luscious scent as we have been huddled inside against the elements.
seeing :: the Circle de Luz girls get so excited about running our annual 5k as we kicked-off the journey this past Saturday with shoe fittings (each girl gets a pair of shoes that are just right for her feet and a jog bra), tie-dying of our race shirts, goal setting, our first training run, and lunch.
feeling :: a bit brain dead. Happy was out of school for four days and because I didn’t want to just plop in front of the television, we’ve been playing, reading, writing, cooking up a storm but my professional brain feels a bit squishy. It’s like riding a bike though, right? It’ll come back with a few trips around the proverbial block.
wishing :: for and making space. My calendar is pretty full for the next five weeks so I’ve got to make some space to meet my responsibilities. That might mean that I am here a little less often on Wednesdays and Fridays as I get over the hurdle.
What about you? What were your sensational experiences this week? Please share!