|Birthday lunch with, and thanks to, Lauren|
I have been sewing away; trying to finish some projects so that I can feel free to begin others. I have been experiencing a wee bit of ennui. The act of finishing my current projects is not as appealing as it should be. I think that I am looking too far into future projects and it is clouding my appreciation for my current endeavors. I should be enjoying the process of completion in the here and now. I am also working on a small donation quilt which I don't really have my heart into. Generally, when I feel this way, it is better to wait it out until I feel renewed joy for the process then to plug along...but it feels as if that wastes precious time. We had a Mercury Retrograde period that ended on June 11th so I just expected that I would magically feel more motivated. the 'mojo' is returning, but too.
My birthday made me stop to consider how time is slipping through my fingers at an alarming rate. I feel as though I can blink and another week has flown by. How is that when I was young(er) there seemed to be enough time to accommodate both a full work day as well as lots of play? The days seemed to last longer and, of course, I had much more energy then too!
My friend, Lauren, sent me this quote from the Dalai Lama- knowing that I treasure his words. It sure hits the nail on the head! My "new year's" ambition is to relax into the present - to simply be present. It's a good goal and I think that it will motivate me to appreciate the "finishing" without trying to already 'be' in the future.