Instead I woke to the sound of my husband's alarm, sleeping well passed the normal time my body usually wakes me. It felt wonderful. It has also left me a little disoriented not waking up from my own completed sleep cycle.
Despite feeling rested it is as if my brain is still asleep. I ask myself what I am grateful for but all my brain seems to be processing is the soft sounds of morning. The birds singing outside, the hum of the refrigerator, and an occasional car driving down the street to work is all that my mind seems to be interested in right now.
Perhaps the lack of thought process and deeper meanings is a blessing all its own. It is very peaceful in my mind right now. It is as if I am an outsider observing myself meditating. I am calm.
I'm grateful for this quiet mind. I'm grateful to just observe. I'm grateful to stop pressing for something deep and meaning ful to write about and just accept the beauty and depth of this moment for myself. I'm grateful to have slept so well and caught up on some sleep. I'm grateful for the soft sounds that greet me this morning and that my mind is just listening. I'm grateful to be in this moment.
When do you feel at peace? What sounds do you find soothing or even lulling? What sounds accompany your typical day?
May today allow us to just be. May we find peace in just listening and accept that we don't have to make every moment any deeper than it inherently is on its own. Have a beautiful day!