Indoor Attention

The backyard has been getting all the attention lately.  I’d like to bring that attention inward; something I like to do this time of year any hoos.

To help me dig deep inside my never-ending pit of a brain, heart, and soul, I retreat to a special place.  I have a dedicated room in my not-so-large home for just me.  I introduce it to people as my Yoga Room, however, this room is not just for yoga.  It’s my space for me to spend quality time with me.  I use the room for a range of activities from meditation to exercise.  I am very fond of this special space.

Things that make this great:

  1. Fragrant white candles.  This helps me mediate…breathing in the white healing light and exhaling the dark stagnant disease or dis-ease.  The fragrance comforts me as I often have my eyes shut.
  2. Soft blankets.  Yoga poses can be made much more comfortable with blankets.
  3. Special objects.  Figurines, posters, cards, crystals, etc. from friends and family decorate the room.  My favorites include a fairy warrior princess doll made with love from my girlfriends and a Kurt Vonnegut poster with the quote, ‘I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is’.
  4. No clutter.  Objects that don’t belong here never get placed in this room.  It looks inviting every time I walk by the room.

I encourage you all to have a similar space in your environment if you have the real estate.  Taking the time to use the space, well, that is up to you!

About kimmywink

I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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5 Responses to Indoor Attention

  1. gwendolyn says:

    love it! great space. !

  2. Melanie says:

    Great Vonnegut quote. Prayers for you Kimmy.

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