The assignment for last week in the year of loving ourselves fearlessly, was to photograph the stuff we love. I was still posting beautiful London pics on Instagram, but photographed things in my immediate surroundings every day. I’m sharing them below, in a collage.
I really looked forward to last week!
The thing is though, that I somehow had to make a point of it and take pics. It’s weird, because I pop out my phone camera for nearly anything I see, yet last week it was more difficult. For some reason, I felt resistance to follow the week’s suggestion, and it dawns on me that it’s the same when my week looks like this past one for example, where anything and everything else needs my attention. I guess I should just try and be more conscious of me-time and the things that I want to do for myself. Photography is something I love love love, but don’t do it as often as I’d like to anymore.
This is something I’ve thought of before, and still can’t find the answers… Why is it we always give in and do what ever else other people want first, instead of putting ourselves first? And then why do said other people say they’re doing the same? Are we somehow wired into thinking all that we do we are doing for someone else’s benefit and lose track of the things that we do take time to enjoy ourselves in/with? Are we not happy unless we’re unhappy (if you understand what I mean)? Because that way we can explain it away?
Definitely something to think about…
The assignment for week 35 is to Add More Love to the World. I’ll let the guide speak for itself on this one.
“This one is from Alex Franzen’s blog, Unicorns for Socialism. It’s seven specific ways to add more love to the world.
1. Commit to one snark-free week
2. Be actively appreciative
3. Assume only excellence – until proven otherwise
4. Mine for gold – in everyone
5. Say grace
6. Be shattered
7. Don’t delay
Read the post for definitions of each of these. Then open your heart and live love every day this week.”
How was your week? Did you photograph the stuff you love? Do you have a smartphone you can take good pics with, or do you take your camera with you at all times? Did you end up taking yourself on a special walk just to snap some pics for this past week’s suggestion or did you take pics where ever you happened to be?
PS: If you’re interested in joining us, you don’t have to have the e-guide to play, but if you’d like it, you can buy it in the shop.