Monday, February 8, 2016

On Monday Morning


I sit in silence,
a candle flickers nearby,
and the light from the fire glows.
I am grounded and centered,
my morning yoga and meditation
complete.
A cup of tea sits close by,
my journal and pen beside it,
waiting for me.

Outside the window
it's still dark,
but I can see a hint of light
slowly brightening the horizon.
I take a deep breath,
pick up my pen,
and write.

Not much of what I write makes sense,
it's a mixture of words, emotions, thoughts
and more,
poured out on the blank page before me.
When I have emptied my heart and my mind,
I stop.
I put down my pen.
I close my eyes.
I breath...deeply.

After a moment I pick up my pen.
This time the daily to do list
is written,
the notes that will help me move through my day,
and remind me what needs to be done.

Before I close my journal,
I take a moment,
I set two or three intentions for the day ahead.
Purposeful things I want to focus on.

Then I sit again,
in the silence.
I sip what remains of my tea,
and I look out the window
at the light, and the day,
the beautiful, brand new day
that stretches out before me.

32 comments:

  1. Kim, I admire the way you use your time and focus on what's important. I think it's very inspiring to read about the way you sat with your tea, your thoughts and the day before you.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. This time of day, the early morning, has become very special to me, especially over the last few months. It is truly a wonderful way to start my day, and sets the stage for the kind of day I want to have.

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  2. Two or three intentions for the day to focus on sounds like a good plan to me:)

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    1. I knew you would understand my friend. xo

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  3. I treasure my quiet hour or so, in the early morning and before the rest of my family wake up. It's the quietness of it and the solitude of it that I am thankful for. Tnanks for your lovely words!

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    1. It truly is wonderful isn't it. Enjoy your morning quiet.

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  4. *hugs*
    I wish I had your discipline for journaling. I'm still trying to find a rhythm.

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    1. Thank you my friend. You will find it, just give it time, it will come.

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  5. Thank you for that beautiful picture of your morning rhythm. :)

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  6. Sigh. Reading that was lovely, thank you.

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    1. Thank you for reading, and stopping by, I appreciate it :)

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  7. Beautiful. What a wonderful way to start the day.

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    1. Thank you. I cherish those early morning hours, they fill my soul with light and ground me for the day ahead.

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  8. Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. I hope your day was every bit as purposeful as you hoped, I could almost feel the knot of emotions being exhaled away as I read your words. Perhaps it was a knot of mine too which your words unlocked.

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    1. It was Sally, very much so. There are a lot of emotions being exhaled around here lately, and it feels good. And if I unlocked a knot of yours, I am glad to have helped.

      xo

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  10. that is lovely - such an intentional start to the day. Inspiring. I wish I would just make myself wake up earlier so I could have quiet before the day begins. Very inspiring and such gorgeous words.

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    1. Thank you Alyssa. For so many years my little man would wake up five minutes after I woke up, didn't matter what time I woke up. But for almost two years now he has slept longer, and I finally was able to reclaim my mornings. It has been wonderful, and totally worth the waking early.

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  11. Your words are so lovely and peaceful - what a beautiful way to start the morning so rejuvenating, enjoy your day so full of promise.
    xo

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  12. such a lovely way to start your day...your week. Have a lovely week my friend!!!

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  13. beautiful, calm and serene and I must say inspiring!! you have a way with words :)

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  14. Reading your latest posts I’m reminded of how it was for me when I went through something similar. The first time when I was 25 and I found myself alone with two young kids who were 2 and 4, and then again a couple of years ago at 40. It was hard, it hurt so much, but looking back now, I know these were periods of incredible personal growth. And like you, I know forgiveness played such a big part in healing and finding true peace. Wishing you only the best Kim.

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    1. Thank you for sharing Marcela, that means a lot. And knowing that looking back you see them as times of incredible personal growth gives me so much hope. I know one day I will look back on this time as a turning point, one that lead me to better things, but for now I need to work on the forgiveness so I can heal and continue to grow.

      xo

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  15. What a delicious sharing, thank you. Love, xo

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  16. i am completely in love with your poetry.

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