It has been a long, hard year. I have lost track of the number of people who have told me that they are struggling to deal with the uncertainty in their lives.
It is December and we are creeping closer to the end of the year, we still do not know what lies ahead. There is no certainty about the end to our global uncertainty.
A few weeks ago, on Map the Maze, I made a podcast with Dr Monica Borschel, and she spoke about the importance of being kind to ourselves. Last week, I suggested listening to some of the episodes for support and ideas.
This week, I urge you to consider finding your flow this month. Each of us has an activity, that we can immerse ourselves in. The noise of the world, even our inner world disappears and we focus on the present. For me this can be walking with my dogs (who have starred in previous blogs) or drawing (again colouring pages!) or reading a great book (Hello Sherlock Holmes!) or watching a truly silly movie.
We have all been tested by the experiences of this year, even without being engaged in mediation. For most of us, our capacity to deal with challenges has been compromised and decreased. When this occurs, we need to find a way to recharge our batteries. Over the next few weeks, if you can, I suggest that you find that charger. Find the flow and do it. Book it in the calendar. Find a way to look after yourself.
Next year, 2021 is likely to bring more challenges rather than less. We need to be prepared and ready. Find your flow, even if it is just watching all the silly movies you love.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival. Time to take a moment and enjoy the moon.
Click below for your own PDF colouring page...
Just in time for Easter, another colouring page. I hope you have some time over Easter to rest and relax. Hopefully there are some Easter eggs in there as well. If you would like to download the colouring page please click on the file download below. Happy Easter
Here is another colouring page for the weekend. With all that is going on finding flow is key to keeping perspective. There are few easier ways of re-establishing balance for me than drawing. It may be time to give it a go...
You can download the colouring page from the below link.
Today I hope that everyone can take time to spend with family and friends to celebrate whatever they feel like. So today there is no post, just a wintry Christmas colouring page to encourage some rest and relaxation.
Finally Winter has arrived in Hong Kong. To celebrate, I am sharing a colouring page in the link below. As I have mentioned before, drawing and painting are a necessary part of living, especially when things are challenging. I hope this gives you a few minutes off to get out your watercolours or paints and just breathe.
As summer draws to a close I thought I would post a colouring page (you can access clicking the image below).
Drawing and painting has been a source of mindful practice for me since I was a child.
I thought I would share a floral design I made in case you felt like you would enjoy a mini-break.
So time to grab paint, pencil or Copic and get colouring.