Well, it is Wednesday and over at JamieRidlerStudios.ca, Wednesdays are the days for wishing. Jamie puts out an invitation to work together with others who choose to direct the change in their lives. It is simple. Anyone is invited. You click on the box that puts your name on a list, post your blog about what you wish, and then click on the names of others who have done the same. It creates a dynamic web of support. It has personally been a very inspiring tool for me this last month.
This week’s invitation from Jamie is: What do you wish to step into?
As I sat on a bench on the other side of the country last Wednesday, I remembered that I was missing out on the Wishcast for that week. I centered myself and asked what I would wish for if I were to join in.
My answer was documented with a picture. I think you may find it serendipitous.
As I was sitting on the bench at the beach in Washington, I wondered what it would be like to live my life as if I were always in that moment. A moment of being fully present. A moment of pushing a bit outside my daily routine. A moment of engaging nature, of moving more, of eating more naturally. A moment of collaborative creativity. A moment of full breaths and deep, well-felt relational intimacy with those around me. (Big moment, huh?) Now each of these things I, of course, do to some degree in my life. But I wanted to know what it would be like to live my perception of a Northwestern life while I was home in the South.
As I wish, so I do. I step into this life which has become mundane as lives do. And here in my hometown, I make my vacation everyday. Here, I make my retreat. My home and my environment will support health-sustaining living. Living with my heart and putting my heart into the living I do.
I left for my vacation the Fat Girl going to a Fit City. Now I am engaging the Fit Girl in what has been assessed as America’s Fattest City. But being fit is more that a number on the scale for me. It is about applying fitness to the whole of my existence. That is part of the fun. Figuring out how to walk that walk in all areas. It will be a trip. So here is to the journey of a thousand steps…the best quest I will ever engage….the adventure that is my life.