We made an intentional choice to unenroll from the business of our lives back home. We wanted to remove ourselves for a little while from the SuperSize culture of the US. For me, this move is about simplifying, about slowing down and establishing a pace of life that will allow for more intentionality.
With fewer commitments outside the family, I want to be more present to a spiritual way of being, conscious of and present to the moment.
I suspect that this year has a lot to teach me. I am eager to see where this path leads. And yet, I know I can only take one step at a time, that the epiphanies will come of their own accord.
Our first week has been spent getting acclimated to a new place. Learning where to go for groceries, setting up a bank account, figuring out how to use the washing machine. My head continues to be cluttered with details and a to-do list, as everything requires some figuring out.
It hasn’t felt particularly spiritual, though it has been an exercise in staying in the present moment. I can’t be daydreaming about where we are going to go tomorrow when I have to figure out how to unlatch the dryer door.
So for today, I will appreciate the lesson of being present to figuring out. Later today, we will go enroll at the school. I am sure that will be another opportunity to be present to figuring out.
The epiphanies will have to wait.
Where do you notice yourself being tripped up by expectations? What happens when you are able to name those expectations?
Jessica Curtis is a professional coach who helps people cultivate intention and live from a place of meaning and authenticity. If you think you could benefit from working with Jessica or want to invite her to work with your group, reach out to start a conversation.
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