Consciously aware of our choices…

I am on a train from Waterloo to Salisbury… I am meeting my sister Rosy for my birthday treat lunch… I do enjoy a birthday that runs for 6 weeks!

It has felt like an adventure of a day already… Anadi and I rose early, just before 6am, with the intention to run in Grovelands park

We opened the front door of our little ‘Stables’ home to a colourful array of bright pink blue orange summer flowers, and June warmth, shrouded in a grey sky; the air was clear warm and invited us to run.

We said ‘hello’ to Octavious the tortoise who was still in bed – it must have been early….  And set off to the park, but on arriving we found the gate locked  – the park opens at 8am – so instead we ran to the cricket ground at the end of Station road… We clambered through a hole in the hedge and then lapped the smooth green in figures of 8 around the two big expanses of well kept grass….

We greeted the  ground keeper who was starting all the sprinklers going, which we then dodged as we ran ,and said ‘good morning’ to the night watchman who was leaving at the end of his shift…

Tuesday morning dawning, rhythms routines, the tapestry of life… People doing the same things at the same time each day; round and round the sun we go; day dawns, night falls and the routines and rhythms keep circling as we circle the sun…

I boarded a train into central London; I changed onto a tube at Highbury and Islington – all the way, we were all squashed in, standing in the aisles and all around the doors…

Many people, many doing the same thing each day. Some meditating, some reading, some on their phones, some just standing sitting… All of us together on the train to London.

There is nothing wrong with doing the same thing; routines and rhythms can work, can help us to create, to work well, efficiently and productively… The key is to reflect, consciously, question… ‘Is this my path, is this what I truly want, is there a way to change if not…?’

Taking back our own power, finding our voice, recognising that we all create this world, we create the packed tubes, the business and busy ness of life… It is our creation.

We create the wind the rain, love and hate… We make it all…

So it is important to reflect on our creations, our lives unfolding, the patterns, the routines, the same things we do. We are joining in with it and so creating it… This is true of everything….

The key is reflection…

Consciously aware of our choices, our actions, our reactions our words and our every thought…

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