Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The meaning of life (more from Week 1)

I'm at the end of my first week of Mindfulness already. I haven't done everything by the book, but I'm doing what I can and am definitely on my way to becoming a less anxious mum. I'm amazed by how much has changed already.

I don't about you, but I tend to over-think things. Way tooooo much sometimes. Unnecessarily so. Having children has been an incredible leveller for me actually, as their lives and needs are so straight forward and our days just had to become simpler. Practising Mindfulness this week has helped me see the world in a more matter-of-fact way - the past is gone, the future is unknown and all I have is this moment. Just deal with this moment, don't analyse anything else.

Last night was spent curled on the couch in front of the fire with a good glass of red, and our favourite TV show-of-the-moment. Another wonderfully perfect yet simple moment in my week. We were watching Ricky Gervais' latest creation, Derek. It features some of the quirky humour he's known for, but surprisingly some extremely insightful and poignant one liners from the characters within the rest home in which the show is set.

One of the characters in last night's show explained the meaning of life in a very matter-of-fact way that I wanted to share: "Don't waste energy questioning why you're here; the meaning of life is 'you're here, you're alive', now get on with it."

As someone who has pondered the meaning of life on many an occasion, this perfectly simple summary was an unexpected (and just so absolutely true) lightbulb moment and the perfect way to end Mindfulness Week 1.

Time to get on with it...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments make me happy, so please feel free to leave one! If you include your name and blog (if applicable), I'll be sure to visit you too. x