13.3.15

DAY 570

in {and out} Week 9: In the morning

Oh, how I would like to getting up at the crack of dawn and do all the things that so many persons do as a way to start their day energetically and with order!. But I am not that kind of morning person. I have never been and I am not sure that I´ll be some day. As a result, my mornings are not made of an ongoing sequence of well planed routines aimed at making me more efficient.

I admire very much those early-birds that have time to follow them before carrying out their daily tasks or duties and seem to be so extremely invigorated. I don´t believe I´ll be able to be so organized some day, I guess that my biological cycles and inner processes don´t help me very much during those hours.

So my mornings tend to be a bit lazy, a bit languid in the best meaning of these words. I am not a sleepy head but I need my mornings to be unhurried. I need my mornings to be quiet and slow. I need my mornings to be a transition between the peace of my house and the hectic pace of the outer world, a rhythmic period of silence between the noises of my professional life. I need my mornings to be gentle...  and I try strenuously to keep them that way. In fact, I postpone all my responsibilities as much as I can in order to enjoy mornings on my own

Since I always have had a mindset oriented to achievement and productivity my mornings has been a sort of guilty secret pleasure but little by little I have come to understand that they are a sacred territory where I explore my inner world, my creativity, the development of my daily practice;  a precious place where I take care of my soul by cultivating awareness and empowering serenity… a priceless moment where I stay with myself and alone in this life of me without fear or rush.

Now I praise my chaotic and wondering mornings where I make pauses and waste time and experience the grace of doing nothing or at least, nothing (from the viewpoint of the rest of the world) very important or big or transcendent just only mere trifles that -to tell you the truth- I find awe-inspiring. 



This entry is part of a project I am developing with my friend Montse Gallardo. We´ll share a photo every week during 2015. Her photos will be always taken outside and my photos will be indoor shots only. We have created a Facebook page: In and Out. 52 weeks where you can see all the photos of the project. 

4 comments:

windrock studio said...

I strive to keep my mornings quiet and gentle, also, the very best way to ease into the day. Nothing to feel guilty about at all!

Susan said...

I'm like you, Zena. I need to let the mornings unfold slowly...sipping my coffee, alone with my thoughts. I'm thankful retirement allows me to do that!

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I used to have to hurry and get to work at the crack of dawn so now I savor my slow start and a bit of routine although not fully established...

Aga Gasiniak said...

your mornings sound beautiful. Beautiful and slow. Lovely photo. Thank you for sharing!

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