Dear readers, how many times can we catch ourselves doing things in an automated almost industrial way?
I try to not fall into this practice, but it seems quite difficult sometimes. I walk with my thoughts, and don’t pay attention to my walking. When a worry comes up I walk in forgetfulness. Not really looking deeply where my steps are leading me.
Our quarantine has made it easier because today we walk in limited spaces. Which makes walking a bit more easier. I’ve read to many times that 2020 is a year of lost time, but is it really?
2020 has taught me, how precious life is. How vulnerable we all are at one point or another. And above all it has taught me to walk with my feet and not with my head. Taking the time to trace my steps without hurry or forgetfulness, just getting from one place to another without hurry.
My beloved husband has worked most of his adult life as part of the pharmaceutical industry workforce, and often has told me how machines or a supervisor mark their path in work. The line needs to be accountable for each second, their feet need to hurry from one task to the other without hesitation.
I often see him as he hurries at home completing diligently all the big and small tasks and errands he needs to finish. When I am aware, I tell him, “Cojelo con calma amores.”, which means take it easy my love.
We walk in a hurry towards our meals, our housekeeping, our jobs, our children and almost everything we interact with.
2020 is the year that has taught me that I can’t continue to live walking with my thoughts (which eventually become my actions), but just concentrate on my feet appreciating the wonderful thing of actually being able to walk.
Stop yourself the next time you are running somewhere and just marvel at your feet and the many places they can take you. Leaving your thoughts for times when you can pay attention to what they are saying to you. Life is a marvelous thing, and 2020 has taught me that valuable lesson.
Thanks for stopping by, and remember be kind and compassionate to yourself, so you can give those gifts to others.