I had a wonderful morning with lots of time for everything I wanted to do.
I even had time to come here to post about it.
And then, I stepped completely out of awareness, and logged out of Typepad without saving it or publishing it... so much for conscious living. LOL!
A further goal of the Practice, present, but unstated specifically, is to carry my new awareness/consciousness into 'the world'. Into my daily routine. :)
I woke earlier; and I charge that to intention. I don't plan on setting alarm clocks; that seems like a particularly awful way to wake up.
After putting out cat food, and starting the coffee, etc. I spent some time with today's reading from 365 Tao. I listened to the guided meditation and practiced the breathing. Then I carried on with the breathing and sat another 25 minutes: an exercise in self-discipline. Focusing on breath really helps. Mind is still chattering, but I just kept coming back.
I followed that with Tai Chi. I did three full cycles with repetition in the first two on sections that I wanted to explore further: Snake creeps, and the 3 kicks. I was able to stay much more present than has been usual for me in the past, and coming back when I did wander was easier.
The Family woke shortly after that. A lovely morning. Joel and I had a great conversation - not our usual coffee and computers. Been for a walk with Maxie on a(nother) GLORIOUS morning.
Day 13 and all is well. I'm such a happy woman. I just love how everything keeps working out for me!