Since the Phoenix Mind is all about fuelling the fire of our lives, I’m taking part in Danielle La Porte’s Burning Questions series. Don’t forget to take a look at my previous responses and leave your own thoughts. This week’s question and answer can be found here.
What do I want… that I already have?
My list of desires begins with “time with others”. Other items include “a steady income”, “a sense of routine”, “space and time to breathe”, “more mindful moments” and even “the courage to be with my emotions more”.
However, I’m a big fan of the gratitude list: of finding new things each day to be grateful for. “I’m grateful I have friends and housemates to talk to.” kind of fulfils my first wish.
And that’s what today’s burning question is all about. Where am I already getting those things? How can I increase those?
I can knock on housemates doors and ask if they want to cook their meals with me, chatting while I cook mine.
I’m actually happy to trade that steady income for time working on my degree, and I am keeping my mind open to new opportunities.
I’m in control of my sense of routine – I could begin each day with a simple practise which sets up the day. I could make a habit of going through my diary each morning and working out where I’ll do each extra item from my to-do list around my other commitments.
I can always take a moment to be mindful; to meditate or just to chant.
And I’m working on the last one.
What things are on your list?
And where can you find them already in your life?
I bet you’ll find they’re there already – you just need to increase how often you meet them.
What items are on your list and where are they met?
Thanks for stopping by to hear my views; please feel free to share yours in return. Either leave me a comment (feel free to ask me more questions about my answers!) or head over to the prompt post to reply.
– Rose –