Notice the dried rose in the back, that was the first rose my husband every gave me, funny it was a valentine’s day, me being from Russia and him from Israel, we both don’t celebrate it, but he did it all, wine, chocolate, a meaningful card, and one beautiful red rose, that I look at and smile every day
THIS IS THE SECRET TO LIFE!
On our anniversary our new family, my new sister in law’s parents gave me the most beautiful roses, and every time I see them, I cannot help myself, I need to inhale them. The other day I wrote a blog titled “Procrastination is another word for Faith.” My mother gives me her insights, and her response to that blog is below, and she titled it Beneficial Insufficiency,
Your blog about procrastination reminded me about what my favorite instructor said about exercise. She taught us while at work we have to be sufficient, we better be insufficient during exercise. It means that some of our motions meant to be slower to make sure that every inch of the muscle and bone is activated and involved. In order to do it right, our analytical mind has to be in control and involved in every millisecond of the routine. Basically, we need to “stop and smell the roses” in every situation.
I am present, I focus on bringing my students and Doula clients present to themselves. All of our senses help get us present, including our intuition, really trusting what feels right, feels good, understanding that the mind and body are in communication, paying 100% attention to ourselves, it is not selfish, it is self care.