We are home as of late last night. I can’t tell you how good it is to be home, in my own bed, in my kitchen, with my mom bringing dinner over tonight. Brian and I feel dead to the world from jet lag, but the kids act as if we just got back from the park! Their energy is killing us to say the least! But it’s so good, so good, SO GOOD to be home. My mom’s already got me started on a digestive cleanse as of tonight—to get my body back up and running.
Blaze’s hungry tummy woke us all up at 5am this morning, so I lit a candle and dove into my Morning Pages while watching the sunrise. I journalled about how I feel small upon returning. I feel small in a good way. Our trip was full of moments that were enormous, some were almost to hard to bear and others lifted and inspired us to magical measures. But it’s good to come home feeling small—feeling small sometimes makes me feel weak. There is no weakness this time around.
As I sort through the thousands of images we shot, this one is a favorite when I think about my Morning Pages this morning. Brian shot this while I was shooting in the Jungle Temple in Angkor Wat. Pascaline is at the corner of the image playing hide and seek with Blaze through the temples many tunnels. And I’m caught up in the awe at what is in front of me, what I have the opportunity to capture. It’s feeling small in moments like these that I’ve brought home with me—feeling awe filled with wonder and the mystery of life.
Brian set up this great feature for the blog, where you can click on the image to see it even bigger. He’s the best.
As an artist, I think it’s vital to reconnect with this feeling of being small. It seems like I stay creative and inspired when I sense magic and wonder in the world. When that magic and wonder start to get choked out by stress, it’s such much harder to create. Don’t you think? I described the unfolding sunrise this morning in my Morning Pages and tried to nurture that part of me that needs to slow down and notice the pockets of wonder surrounding me in everyday life.
There is so much more I want to say about this topic, but I’m stopping it here today b/c I am so tired. But, it doesn’t have to end here. Share your thoughts on the topic in today’s comments. And also, Fay has made a special appearance on the SOAR! blog today. Since this month has five weeks, she decided to put a bonus Business Coaching Exercise up on the SOAR! blog. It’s all about Passion—tapping into that place of wonder and mystery that we carry within. You must check out her exercise. It’s wonderful. Fay is a remarkable Business Coach who has taught me so much. I can’t sing her praises loud enough.
May your Monday be blessed with a moment of wonder, mystery and inspiration. May you feel small today in a way that fills you up.