Earlier today, I found myself in a position where I was hooked. I was stuck, feeling like I wanted to be anywhere besides here, looking for a distraction from the present. It was uncomfortable. I felt like I was squirming inside myself. I knew what was happening, but I couldn't stop it. I guess recognizing the feeling is the first step.
I also experienced some joyful moments, full of the present. As we walked down a grassy hill, I allowed my body to fly down the hill, my legs catching me as I went, the wind rushing past my ears.
It's so lovely to have the time during the evening walk to reflect on the day, to enjoy the beautiful, cool, late summer air. What a gift.