Day 75: The Medicine Is Working!
The changes are subtle but not insignificant. I am sleeping better, not so much going to bed earlier but when I sleep oh do I sleep and for long luxurious stretches. After last week’s training extravaganza I slept for a solid 10 hours. It was so delicious. Not that I knew it was delicious at the time but waking up knowing how long and how well I slept was a delicious feeling, sensually delicious in fact.
But here are other signs too. Today I got the bright idea to join the local Library. Now I have lived where I live for over 16 years and the library has been here for all of that time and even longer. It has never crossed my mind to join the library. Today it seemed so obvious. Clearly there are a confluence of factors; I love reading, particularly before I go to sleep. My inclination is to buy the books I want to read; many of them I want to keep but more of them I pass on to Oxfam books or sell on Amazon now that I am actively keeping my personal possessions to a minimum. Of course I have gone geeky and I love my Kindle books but sitting in front of a screen all day, followed by a little telly, doesnt endear me to read a Kindle book. Financially things are also tenuous and I cannot justify prolifligate spending on books thugh not a month goes buy when I don’t by at least one.
The idea to join the Library hit me like a flash of light – a flash that has been travelling at a very slow speed from a very long way away. Joining the library was so exciting, even if the Librarian in charge appeared to poking her eyes out to keep boredom at bay, despite the raucous belching and farting from a bunch of study resistant school girls and the heavy somulence of some amphorous other bodies. I was excited by my choice of plastic membership cards. I went funky town. I was excited by the invitation to take out up to 25 items of which 15 could be books! I was tempted by the audio books but Spotify does me for CDs and blinkbox serves my video needs at a comparable price with the addition of Tesco Clubcard points which I convert to airmiles. In the end I read about the iChing, the Mayan 2012 prophecies – which is a little pointless now unless they were out by a year or three – and The Evening Standard before I got excited all over again about the electronic wizardry used to check the books out. Gone are the days of rubber stamps and handwritten dates though curiously all of the books come with a check out slip.
And if the whole Library idea wasnt enough I found myself dashing out of the flat up to the park to capture photos of an iced pink sky. Without a coat. Seriously the wonders will never cease. It could my recent Creative Warrior training, the HRT trial, my recent haircut, a combination or all three or none of the above. Whatever it is it is different and I am liking it.
100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect. I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort. I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.
Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business. She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me. I support clients all over the world.