We were driving somewhere recently when my husband, Lou, pointed up and said, “Oh, look, a skywriter!”
I craned my neck and looked up through the windshield and, sure enough, there were lines of white in the blue, blue sky. Now, they may have been vapor trails of specks of planes so far up that I couldn’t see them, but… skywriters. Haven’t thought about that in forever.
When was the last time you just sat back and gazed at the sky? Looked at clouds, made up pictures? Daydreamed? This is such an important, healthy thing to do. And, yet, I rarely make the time for this. I have this compelling need to always be productive; be doing, doing, doing. I know that thinking and daydreaming can actually be productive. I know this in my head but somewhere else inside me a whip cracks and says “DO MORE!”
But every once in a while I get a lovely gift of time. When a snowstorm keeps me tucked indoors, or space on a too crowded calendar opens up. Then I remember what a gift time is. I feel like a kid on the eve of Christmas anticipating the joy of what’s to come. And, then, sometimes I will sit in a chair and watch snow fall or birds flit or clouds move and just be.
I bet many of you can relate to this.
Here’s my gift to you. A five minute guided relaxation to ease you into daydreaming; watching clouds, just be-ing. Enjoy!
Kathy Kane blogs about the creative process in the everyday, in writing and in the magical transition to the second half of life.
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