I was at the Botanic Garden the other day, taking pictures of flowers. I was very focused on this one particular grouping, because the flowers were amazing. So focused was I on taking photos, I did not even give a thought as to why the flowers had droplets of water on them, even though is was a cloudless day with bright blue skies and sunshine. Obviously, the sprinkler water that soaked me five seconds later gave me the necessary clues to deduce that they were watering this particular area…So I am very grateful that my focus on one task at a time is improving…however…I realize that sometimes you have to stop and look around you before you start focusing.
My journal/mindfulness prompt this week is CLARITY:
In the books I’m reading, clarity was used in the following ways:
- Isak was astonished by her clarity; she had thought this through. Min Jin Lee
- (Gratitude) turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. Melody Beattie, as referenced in a book by Melissa Michaels
- Reading poems can help bring clarity and insight to emotions that can be confusing or contradictory. Caroline Kennedy
- An awful pain seared, sharp enough to snap her into a moment of clarity. Nina de Gramont
- But I knew, with a flash of clarity, that we wouldn’t. Julie Clark
What clarity brings to my mind:
- Why don’t more people use this word? It seems underused and undervalued
- quote 2 is a great reminder of gratitude and it’s power
- Do we ever see things with clarity, or is it always mucked up?
- Is clarity too mixed up with self doubt?