LIke many parts of the country we’ve been experiencing wacky and unpredictable spring weather. Our temps are generally in the mid 80’s by this time of year and we’re not even close to that. Mid-May is usually prime time for dog park days — not too hot and not muddy and messy — but this is currently not the case.
Our only dog park excursion lately left us covered in mud, requiring the dreaded “full bath”. Instead of our typical perfect spring we have experienced rain, hail, snow and a funnel cloud the past few days.
Today’s windswept deluge combined with the full moon energy has left me feeling contemplative yet lethargic. I was able to move forward on a couple of projects but I also spent part of the afternoon just resting, listening to the rain and wind.
Spurred by my friend Rev. Pattie’s thoughts about Joan Borysenko’s book “Fried”, I intentionally reviewed my state of mind and body throughout the day. I think that most humans would berate themselves for allowing a rest period during a busy day. But as a conscious canine I have no shame or worry about an afternoon spent in repose.
I’m focusing on my own puppy balance and restorative time was needed today.
Are you paying attention to where you’re at throughout the day? When you aware that you are out of balance, do you notice and re-calibrate?