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Day 26… A quiet Sunday of celebrating, being grateful and the best yoga space ever!

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I have had a day of doing nothing today. A quiet Sunday. No new art to show you, no controversial issues to raise today! We have been planning the next steps on our van/house now that the solar panel is up… James said to me the other day, “I have an idea how we can do it, drive down the road where there is a wall, park next to that, climb up and then we can put it on the roof!” Mmmm, thought I, thinking he is clearly nuts! Anyway, we did it and it worked, so not so nuts after all, pretty genius really. I CELEBRATE the way men and women (generally) are so different and how it compliments!

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I’m busy thinking about painting the van, choosing fabrics for seat covers and curtains and where I’m going to put all the STUFF. And, prioritising COMFORT! James on the other hand has other things on his mind. Like, how he is going to build it! I am itchy now to paint flowers on everything… and then go back to Crete!

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I have also been CELEBRATING the space we have here and feeling deeply grateful. There’s lots of folk writing about gratitude right now (even I wrote about it here). How it lifts us into joy and helps us centre and connect. The loveliest description of the miracle of gratitude that I have come across, comes from a book I read called My stroke of insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. Right at the end of the book, after describing her personal experience of a stroke, she talks about how getting into your bliss is just a mere thought away, and shares ways she found to do it. I won’t spoil it for you, but one of the ways is being by grateful.

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Synopsis… “On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover.”

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I try different ways of practising the art of being grateful. Writing a gratitude list, thinking of five things right now that you are grateful for, before I go to sleep or during yoga. My latest one involves thinking of one thing I am grateful for and five reasons why. It goes a little deeper. So today I am grateful for this space I am living in. First because it is so peaceful, second because it is so private, third because the views are stunning, fourth the sunshine and fifth is our outdoor yoga space. I think this is the most gorgeous place I have ever done yoga! I love it. Thank you Universe. X

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Thank you for reading and maybe see you tomorrow for more… X

 

 



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