...it wanders to a place where I can make things better. Where I can be better, help people. I want to play too of course. Get my hands dirty, let my hair down.
When I read this quote and I think about what it is to really let go and let my mind wander, I know now that the wandering is the easy part; what's even more difficult is to let go - and stay.
The staying is hard. Staying with the breath, staying with what is right in front of me.
My mind drifts to the long list of things I have yet to do. Switching the focus for a moment I can feel what it's like to live in the present. Just enjoying what I've already accomplished. And it feels so so nice.
So I keep trying for that presence and that wandering - both. Strong and flexible = balanced.
The point of this rambling is to say that even if you do know where your heart is when your mind starts to wander, it doesn't make it easier to always know what to do. So squeeze the joy out of life today, and do it again tomorrow. Just keep trying, keep moving forward. We're always on the right path, even when we're not. The wrong path circles back to the right one every time until we leave this earth and try it again.
Today I'll juice something amazing for my body, plant something that will grow, tell my husband how much I love him and be a total dork in front of a complete stranger. These are all parts of me, and part of what makes me happy, humble and in the moment.
What keeps you in the moment?