During my recent holidays I found myself becoming more aware of my shifting perspectives in a variety of nuanced ways. Reflecting on this I could feel myself letting go of certain perspectives and giving others more space in my consciousness.
So although I was worried about children ruining their hearing by standing near to loudspeakers I needed to let go of that because I could not stop it. On the other hand it took a while to remember how friendly people are and to share greetings with strangers on the buses.
This may only be temporary but it was a good opportunity to shake things up and feel open to new possibilities. Many people do this all the time whilst some are expecting their holiday locations to provide them with all that they left at home. How flexible are you when on holiday away from home?So, what was I letting go of and what was I embracing?
Letting go of:
- Options for the day
- Work tasks
- Working and living environments
- Regular ‘to do’ activities
- Sources for news and information
- Familiar viewpoints
- New daily activities and routines
- Different choices
- More reflective time
- Different environment
- Having less control
- Less familiar viewpoints
- New ways of implementing familiar activities
I am sure there is nothing new here but by consuming less social media I had more time to connect to my awareness in my changing environment. This ranged from different conversation styles to modes of transport to bedtime routines.
Having returned to the familiar environment known as home there is time to reflect on this and what changes might be helpful. Life feels like a continuous opportunity to fine tune our living, being and doing to be the happiest and most fulfilled we can be. Often times having a break can help us see what we do well and what we do less well. Some people avoid breaking away from their daily environment or routines because it scares them so much.
What do you think? Have you made any changes to your living as a result of a recent break?