My morning routine includes listening to a meditation talk by Tara Brach when I walk the dogs. She gives me daily doses of wisdom about how to stay present in my life, to temper back the fear and anxiety and search for joy.
Her latest talk had some powerful take aways for where I am at. Largely that we live with so much FOMO (fear of missing out) that we rush around and ultimately miss out on our lives. I try to catch and change my thinking when I want to rush the school year to get to summer or finish dinner so I can get my pajamas on and wrap up the day.
Learning to enjoy the process, savoring my moments right now, moving more slowly and bowing in gratitude for all I have and experience is how I can live a longer and fuller life.
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell