Have you ever been out walking or driving, reached your destination and have no recollection of how you got there? Yeah, me too. I get so far inside my head that the world around me drops away.
Last week, as I was walking dogs (one of my jobs!), I was actually startled by a bird chirping. All of the noises associated with the neighborhood I was walking through registered and it was if I had taken off noise-cancelling head phones! It was that intense a change.
My mind’s voice quieted and all the beauty and music of the gorgeous spring day made my heart smile.
I think that bird was the universe’s message to me to get out of my head, be more in tune with the here and now, and just listen…
I’ve been making a conscious effort to pay attention to when I get stuck in my thoughts (happens a lot, it seems!). It is amazing what you can notice when you quietly just listen.
I link up at these parties!
PS…I recently received a ton of stencils as part of being on The Crafter’s Workshop design team and used the following to create the art journal page above:
- Striped Flower Circle (TCW540)
- Whimsy Garden (TCW521)
- Mini Daisy Splash (TCW 552S)
- Spiral Staircase (TCW 511)
- Oblong (TCW549)