i rarely buy any clothing that doesn’t have pockets anymore. here is a typical setup for my daily morning walk:
sweatpants left pocket: ipod
sweatpants right pocket: point and shoot camera (most of these shots are from this morning’s walk)
sweatshirt left pocket: tissue in case of runny nose
sweatshirt right pocket: doggy poo baggy (even if she doesn’t walk with me i keep it there because, well, i will need it sooner or later!)
so what does all this have to do with starting a new daily practice?? i’m getting there! i’ve been wanting to initiate some simple practices to help me stay on course with my “imagine” word-of-the-year. i’ve noticed that during my morning walks my mind wanders around a lot and sometimes it bumps into an idea. an idea that i want to keep. i try to hold the thought, but if there are too many of them or if i don’t WRITE IT DOWN, well, off into the atmosphere it goes….
so, back to the pockets. i now have a little notebook in with the doggy poo bag (yes, the bag is empty!) and a pen in with the tissue. oh my goodness, i am LOVING this! i just write random stuff down while i walk. can’t believe how many snippets have crossed my mind and are now in writing!! i call it JOTTING. of course i have to follow up later in the day – see what can be acted on, crossed off and so on and i still try to spend part of my walking time in a more meditative way once the thoughts are out…. but i’m feeling like just this one little practice is going to impact my life in a very good way!!! give it a try - it may work for you too!!