April 12th, 2014
With the warmer weather, I’ve traded in my heavy boots for some easy slip-on shoes. They’re flowery and so light and comfy, springy…and affordable too (about $15).
You can buy these pretty cotton shoes online at Forever 21. Brook loves this store since the selection is geared towards teens and young adults, but I like some of their stuff too. I still feel young at heart.
These girlish shoes make my heart happy…and my feet are pretty happy too. I love how comfort and style can coexist! And I like not having to try too hard.
Speaking of not trying too hard, I just started reading the book, “Trying not to Try“. This book is about “the art and science of spontaneity”. Early Chinese philosophers understood what is the opposite of what most modern people think – that the best path to happiness and an authentic life is through indirect methods (not through careful reasoning and conscious effort.) They wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). And all of this is being backed up with modern science, and uses clever examples to bring it all together. It’s fascinating!
While I’m on the subject of wellness, on this coming Monday, April 14th, Oprah and Deepak Chopra will be offering a free 21 day guided meditation. The focus will be on “Finding your Flow”. Meditating has made me more mindful. And it’s calming…and sometimes inspiring.
Meditation takes me to a happy place and wearing fun flowery shoes takes me to a happy place. And then reading books about living with ease and authenticity, brings even more light into my life. There is lightness everywhere.