Oh wow it is mid February, and it has been a while since my last blog post. No I have not given up on my blog I have just been away on vacation.
I have been on an exciting vacation to Vietnam, discovering new places, trying new foods, relaxing and experiencing a traditional Vietnamese wedding. I had to face my fear of crossing roads, and learn to trust that the traffic would go around me, it did, yet it still felt so scary to me. It was lovely to experience a different culture, visit beautiful and interesting places, whilst the people were very friendly and helpful.
I have a confession to make, I tried to start a travel journal, however it just didn’t happen. Yes, no journaling for three weeks. I was too busy experiencing Vietnam.
Whilst I am feeling super good and healthy, I am feeling more like myself and are jumping back into life. I am back at work. I am back to journaling daily. Back to school council and Toastmasters. I attended my first Toastmasters meeting for the year last night, took on the role of Toastmaster, performed an educational talk, and an evaluation. Total Toastmasters immersion and it was super fun.
I am feeling good and loving this year.
Today is project day, so I have been working on this blog post and some images. I have also been enjoying life attending my Sh’bam class, because exercise should feel like fun, and Sh’bam feels like a Friday morning party class. Lots of laugh’s and lots of fun.
Currently started working through the book No Ordinary Moments- A Peaceful Warrior’s Guide to Daily Life -by Dan Millman. This book provides many questions to explore, which I am doing in my journal. The first chapter is about the three selves, the basic self, the conscious self, and the higher self. It provides questions to explore to get to know those parts of ourselves a bit better. I am exploring these questions in my journal. I have been reading a few pages of the book in the morning, then pondering on the questions in my journal. Interestingly this book has been sitting on my bookshelf for a number of years, it has been on my bedside table for many months. For some reason I just was not ready to read it, it just seemed to overwhelming to pick up, and open. However, now I feel it is the book I need to read, the resistance has lifted and I feel deeply able to delve into it.
I will share with you the first exercise, go to a mirror and gaze into your eyes and know that you are looking into the eyes of a peaceful warrior.
I will let you know as I read through this book and do the exercises some of my thoughts and experiences. I feel I get so much more out of a book when explore my thoughts about it on my journal pages.
Are there any books that you are reading that would be good to explore with journaling. Please share your thoughts in the comments.
Have you read Ordinary Moments by Dan Millman, please share with me your thoughts on the book.
Wishing you all a wonderful day.