My pretty pebbles reminded me of my early childhood. Today has been full of memories and good thoughts from then.
My favorite mediations are my most mindful memories.
One of my blissful memories from childhood, was in spring and autumn when the weather was just right, my mom would open the window on the screen door. I’d lay on the rug in front of the door basking in the sunbeams like a cat. I’d open my eyes just a little and watch the dust particles floating in the sunbeams like little golden flecks of faerie dust. It was always such a magical moment that I looked forward to that every time the seasons started to change.
Another such moment I could experience anytime I wanted. I’d lay with my kitty. Growing up as a very small child I had Sammy cat, and a bit later it was Fuzzy. Fuzzy was a girl and lived a long time passing away my senior year of highschool. With both, and to this day with my current kitties, I cherish cuddling with them. Petting their soft fur and listening to their purrs. So much so, I can find myself in that moment anytime. So soft, that not even Rose petals or satin can compare. So warm, that even the coldest winter night is kept at bay. The deeply relaxing rhythm of content purring, that if you put your ear to their chest, resonates all the way to your core. The feeling of being loved unconditionally just radiating from such a small creature. It has warmed my soul and soothed my emotions millions of times in my life.
Likewise art has done the same. It doesn’t matter if it was crayons in a coloring book at 5 or oil on canvas at 23. Art allows me to focus and decompress and zone out completely. It is one of my mental saviours.
I have savored all of these memories today, turning them into my own personal mediations.
May you all remember your moments of bliss from childhood and find your mindful relief today. Happy Patty’s Day! 😉