I’ve never written a blog before. When I signed up for this challenge I remembered that last year the maximum number of bloggers was reached before I got there. This year I was delighted to find there was a space for me. I was determined to take up that space, Β even though I’m not now sure what to do with it! So I’ll just go with the flow and see what happens. I’m sure I will enjoy looking back over at at the end of the month.

There was a little bit of a delay before I could get started. I noticed myself getting all agitated about it. There was a tightness in my head and a clenching of my teeth.

I wanted to do things at the same time as everyone else, not to feel excluded or to fall behind.

These are all very familiar patterns of thought and sensation. Β I was struck by the irony of getting unhappy because I couldn’t participate in a happiness challenge!! That really made smile.

I so often get upset about things that work out just fine!

And here I am. I enjoyed today’s practice. I really appreciate the whisper of a single word like ‘now’ to help me open to my experience in the present moment, like a short-hand for ‘what’s happening right now?’ It feels soothing and spacious.

With gratitude to Sharon and her team.




May all beings be happy β™‘