Why do I bring this up, this seemingly boring routine? Because along with my longing for silence, solitude and simplicity, is my need, and commitment to myself, to examine my experiences, and accompanying feelings and reactions, during this winter adventure of living by myself.
So, I asked myself, “What did you feel that made you so aware of this getting-ready-for-the day routine?" Oh dear, up comes impatience—in many ways the antithesis of the 3S’s. Clearly not what I wanted.
Tomorrow my challenge will be to embrace the physical preparation of getting ready for the day. Maybe I can think of it as preening, as in taking good care of my body; maybe I can add a prayer of gratitude for each layer I pull over my head. Maybe I can practice being patient by doing less each day, by being more than doing.