tuesday || two thoughts

i am reminded this morning to slow down, pull inward a bit and submerge myself in life and gather awareness. later in the day my mindfulness teacher asks us what we fear? i quickly make a mental list: 

death (not mine but those i love), hurting someone i love, getting older and losing my independence and snakes. i sit with these thoughts a bit and understand that they are tied together tightly. slowing down and really being with those i love is so important. as is meaningful connections and listening to others. noticing the beauty around me and being in each moment is something i work on daily. being aware of what is going on around me both externally and internally is important in taking care of myself.  i see when i combine these two thoughts i really have nothing to fear. . . 

except snakes!