yesterday we went to the beach. while we walked on the hard packed sand i gathered up some small rocks that caught my eye and several large shells. i kept thinking, “oh wow, free toys.” i know, that sounds slightly insane. but i spent about four hours at the beginning of this week decluttering our playroom (again) and setting it up in a way that felt more peaceful to me. that including reducing the plastic toys even more and replacing them with the simplest things – a basket or small stones. a line to hang the play silks on…
so i was looking at the shells with renewed optimism about life. how the universe creates these amazing creatures, the ocean itself, the process of turning the stones smooth, of emptying and cleaning out the shells so we can see the pearling coating the inside. the fact that these are the most beautiful and things for us to work and play with. that since i did the playroom ms. pea has taken to walking around the house with the basket of stones tucked over her shoulder – as though she can’t be parted from the sensation of running her fingers through them for even a moment. and i imagined these shells becoming boats, beds for small animals, hats – anything. things i can’t even think of because honestly i am too old.
there isn’t one way to do anything. there isn’t one way to raise children, to live as a family, to educate our young. there are a million paths up the mountain. but seeking the path, dedicating yourself to finding the things that resonate in that way within you that says, yesyesyes. that is what matters. not what your yes is but working on the art of listening for it.
i am back in heather’s 30dayvegan workshop again. what i love about this course is that she encourages clean eating as a path to finding your yes foods, your yes lifestyle. she isn’t preaching any one way to do things she is preaching the belief that your body knows what it truly needs. and that if you can slow down, clean up the system, and then listen you will hear it clearly. what you need. what is right for you.