French proud Mum and wife, restless explorer and doer freshly landed in Hanoi. One Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “kids friendly” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
Just by looking in your rearview mirror..
Sometimes the simplest snapshot makes me pause and wonder.
My rearview is stuffed with tangled wires and like a Vietnamese on a scooter, I’d rather drive on the sideways than stopping for a split second.
Restlessness is in my blood, I need to figure everything out asap, so I know where I am going next. As if being active was the only way to Be.
Do you also feel this rush of anxiety at the mere thought of shutting up all your devices for an hour? I can find all the excuses of the world to turn them on: what if a teacher called for the kids, I need to get a recipe from Pinterest, finally it’s time to listen to my fav podcast, I should be calling my Mum instead, what does Jason Crandel have to say this week? ..
In our societies where Doing matters so much more than Being, where we can have all the distractions of the world at our fingertips, focusing inward has become such a challenge. Where will I get my vital dose of gratification if I don’t do anything remarkable today?
This picture is like me looking at my life now. An invitation to take time to untangle my thought, rewire my emotions and activate my OFF switch 15 mn a day. Kindly, slowly and caringly.
Let’s take this photo challenge to another level. See what a random picture can tell us and inspire us to seek new perspectives. This week will be about Being. No agenda but more mindful breathing. As “simple” as that.
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