I feel like my days are all mixed up and I am upside down. I normally write my weekly Inspiration to Open Your Heart post first thing Sunday mornings while sitting at the kitchen table drinking hot black coffee with Jay. We will sit together, he reading the news or working on his studies and me working on my blog or other work, every once in while telling each other some interesting fact or story we have read. It is peaceful and slow. Later in the morning we will go meditate together and then begin our day, normally around eleven AM.
Now it dark and it is only five thirty PM. The trees are all finally bare on our block. The roar of a leaf blower is carrying across the street as neighbors continue with what seems like a relentless fall clean up. Snow has coated the lawns and branches already but has melted in what may be the last burst of warm weather for a while. The rush is on to get the leaves up before the heavy snow comes to stay.
So because of the long holiday weekend the pattern to my days are turned around a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I simply relished the four yummy days to focus and work on my writing and other creative work. The time has infused me with sparkle and hope for the coming year. I spent much of my time planning how I can expand my work on Web and create more content that may be useful to my readers. More content that can help others to cultivate an open heart.
Needless to say, I feel I am bit late with this week’s Inspiration to Open Your Heart. The links this week are a mix of different ideas and concepts that help me open my heart, or when I read the post I melted a little bit.
Things I Need to Remember to Keep My Heart Working by Elan Morgan- I love that I can get 30 extra hours of joy a year. Read and find out how.
Gratitude and Gluttony by Jasmin Cori- At this time of year it is wise to stop and ask, “When is enough, enough?”
The True Meaning of Non-Attachment and How it Sets You Free by Sandra Pawula- Sandra describes concisely healthy non-attachment so well in this post. A particularly hard concept for me to grasp at times. Worth the read.
Why There is Value in Something You Love by Michaela Chistallo- On the value of creating for no goal but rather because you simply enjoy it. A must read for any creative.
Dan Philip’s Creative Houses (Video)- Love, love, love this one. A thought-provoking talk about excess, being human and creative building processes. I so would love to live in one of his houses.
May your coming week be filled with enough and may you find your five minutes to experience joy each day. ~ Kira