I hope your summer months are going well. Ours has been interesting with full of twisty turns as we unearth our 100-year-old house. The unexpected changes of renovation plans can feel overwhelming but I realized that the best thing I can do is to let go of the control, have healthy boundaries with my social media, and experience the moment as is. I even let go of my morning journaling time because needing to jot down the thoughts was stopping me from just being. I’m sure I will come back to it when the time is right but for now, it feels good to feel not being constrained.
Then I started to notice that I could start to get lost in my own thoughts. Without the need to document everything, my mind was free to flow as I had conversations with myself. With more time to be with me came questions about big things in life. Like what is the meaning of material possession to our family, how to be detached from wanting to be attached to things like home, and what is important to our family and to BK. Sometimes I felt more confused but other times there was more clarity about the kind of life I wanted to lead.
When I got lost in my thoughts, I also experienced more moments of imagination, dreaming, and visualizing what could be. In some ways, I felt more human.
So since it’s summer and these summer months can be the dreamiest season of the year, perhaps turn off the phone for a while and get lost in your thoughts. It’s wonderful:)
Original video footages captured at CalEarth
Text and Photos by: Wakako
Bk team behind the video: Clips shot by Wakako and Frido. Edited by Eunice
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