Clarity is my favourite word, I love it. It means seeing a situation clearly, not being deceived. It means truth; it is beautiful, clear & honest. Like water. Water that is clear & clean is so refreshing & healing.
I have moments of Clarity. These moments sometimes occur when I have a situation with confusion & I need direction. The first time I put a name to my clarity was when I was in a relationship where I was being lied to & manipulated. I was very confused as to what was actually going on. I left the situation & went to my sisters. I had headache thinking about it all. I remember taking a pain killer & laying on the bed. I prayed for clarity. Later my sister & I sat & wrote out all the things that had been happening.. It became clear there was a big problem & something needed to change.
I have found walking can help create clarity for the day; it can help me to have a more positive outlook. I do best when I walk every day. Going for a walk can help to focus on the beauty of the day & the things I am grateful for. For a while I lived within walking distance to the beach & walked every morning with my Dog, now I walk near a beautiful river.
Swimming can induce clarity for me. I swim when I can at the local Olympic Pool. The other day as I swam, practicing mindfulness; listening to the peaceful sound of the water, feeling the cool on my skin & I began to realise I need to do this more, I need more time out & time to myself, that will really help me! I have a beautiful, demanding baby; I am also battling post natal depression. I’m constantly trying to work out what will make life easier & more pleasant. I think swimming is a key.
I love the beach – I absolutely love to dive under the waves. The water clears my mind! I go under wave after wave. I could stay in for hours. When I finally dragged myself out last time – a moment of clarity – go to the beach more!!!
Sometimes writing can help me get to a point of clarity. Sometimes meditating can help me clear my mind & get to that point. Sometimes praying or talking does it. All I know is I want more of it. A Clear mind & head is much better than a foggy, depressed mind full of worries. I want more clarity.
On my blog I write about things that are important to me, the way I see the world, the challenges & joys of being a parent. Things I do to look after the environment & try to reduce my carbon footprint. Part of this for me is shopping 2nd hand. It is a real passion of mine. My blog is also about mindfulness about how each moment in life comes once only.
How do you get your clarity? Any ideas you could share?