For just over a year now, I have followed a natural / pagan path. A path of my own making, I guess I am 'the road less traveled' type of person.
I have greeted sun rises and relaxed and enjoyed sun sets.
Tuning into the seasons has been lovely. Trying to just live in this moment.
Today I enjoyed the heat, acknowledging that this is summer, the hottest time of the year, but even now the days have started to grow shorter. The wheel is turning.
Just trying to enjoy the now and not go jumping ahead to what's next has been life changing for me. Sure, sometimes I have to plan for the future, but I spent so much of my life worrying about what might or might not happen - I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
I have been kind only because I wanted to be kind - not with the thought of getting a better seat in the afterlife, just because - maybe because something in me acknowledged something in another person and wanted to stop and mark this moment.
I have tried to talk less, not because I have nothing to say. Hell, I could jabber all night and still have things to chat about over morning coffee. These days I see words as one of the most power tools on earth. They build up and they can destroy. I try to speak only what I want put out in the world.
Life is so much more peaceful. I find myself less competitive these days - is that something that comes with wisdom or old age?