Today I celebrated moving forward and expressed gratitude for the blessings the first part of this year has brought with it. As the second half of the year begins with the arrival of the Summer Solstice I welcome it with open arms full of courage, self belief and strength. There have been and will be testing times ahead, but I welcome them for the lessons they have yet to teach my body and my mind.
Today I took some time to be still, I rode out to a lake near my home, on my bike. Sat, looked out at my natural surroundings, mother geese with their chicks bobbing along on the water, bees buzzing past my ears and the breeze blowing goosebumps across my skin. The first half of 2018 has taught me some lessons and the most important one was taking time to be still. Mindful. Moments like this, to just sit and take it all in.
Today, I got home from my cycle and inhaled the positive warmth of my home, my fur babies, some flowers in a vase and exhaled any exhaustion and stress of the day. It was gone. I slipped off my trainers, opened the patio doors and rolled out my yoga mat onto my garden patio allowing the final rays of sunshine to touch my skin as I opened my heart and practiced yoga. I took some time to appreciate the progress I’ve made. Take note of how different my body felt. Not perfect, but I was happy.
Today as the sun sets on this first day of a symbolic new beginning, I’ve set new intentions for myself and others in the lead up to the equinox and am thankful that I am the best version of myself right now.