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Meditating to the sound of the birds outside my window

Finding a job I want to apply for. And it pays super well too! Accidentally already mentally spent the first month’s salary. 

Ironing. It’s so relaxing. Such smooth sheets. 

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I decided to go for a walk around the park in the morning. And I discovered a beautiful tree. Something about it just spoke to me. I took about a hundred photos of it and sat under it for a while, leaning back on the trunk and having a little chat. The sun was warm and it was quiet and beautiful. It felt so good to be out in the gorgeous blue-skied day.

I took a few of the leaves to do some printing with. They look pretty beautiful too.

A day of boring photos from Stuart in Bath. It made me smile. 


The sun, the birds, meditation. General happiness. I feel like the happiness could just burst out of my chest today.

You Can Call Me Al on the tube. Remembering Al’s wedding.

Conference giggles. The adorable old lady, stroke poo, texting Jen. And Joff. And Danny.

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Sally eating the very middle of her pizza first.
A silent meditation.
Holly’s birthday cake

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The pop up message from Michael.
The sound bath. The sounds falling on me and washing over me.
Touching Josie Long.

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The birds, the heat, the feeling of being on holiday. A really lovely surprise meditation.
A hug from James.
Hannah finally being over Alec and realising how amazing she is.

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The birds singing as I meditated in the morning
WoW festival press night. I’m so excited for WoW festival. I can’t believe I’ve still never been. This is the year.
Crumpets for elevensies. I love crumpets!

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A meditation moment. I’ll get there.
The walk that I wanted suddenly appeared for me. A much nicer start to the morning.
A slow walk and a nice chat with a good friend.

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When the bus comes over Waterloo Bridge in the morning and the sun shines right in. I still love the view down the river to Big Ben, the London Eye and Southbank.
“I’m just putting it out there”
The sound bath. Exactly what I needed.

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My boss telling me to go and meditate in the sun for 10 minutes while she finished setting up. I got paid to meditate!
More free food in the afternoon.
Practising a teeny tiny bit of French with some French customers.

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Having time to myself this morning and being able to meditate.
Nice friends.
Soft, comforting duvet.

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Packing everything into our van ready for tomorrow. It’s so exciting!
Working out how to pump up our tyres.
Doing the sleep meditation podcast together. Shuffling into position and deep breaths.

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Free room service. Hello sticky date pudding.
A bed to sleep in.
A subscription to Headspace as a birthday present from Jo.

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Getting up before everyone else and sitting in the sun meditating and reading.
Driving into Wellington on SH2 and seeing the beautiful city glimmering in the sunlight, just like it did nearly a whole year ago when we arrived.
The whole flat together, eating and laughing and laughing so much that eating is difficult.

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Rubbing heads with the cat.
Meditation.
Feeling part of the house.

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Being back in beautiful, if windy, Wellington.
Santino Rice and Michelle Visage arguing about the pronunciation of brocade on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
A lovely last meditation, picturing previous holidays in France.

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Watching Jinkx Monsoon lip sync for her place in the final three of RuPaul’s season 5. She is hilarious!
Everybody singing loudly in meditation. I finally felt comfortable singing and it felt really good.
Watching the weather move across the city from my window. And feeling warm and dry inside.

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Finishing the mats for our van.
Looking through our plans and itinerary for our travels last year. We did so much stuff!
I had a realisation in meditation this evening that led me to a clearer idea and plan for what I want to do work and life wise. It’s all about confidence.

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Listening to All You Need Is Love and mouthing along as I walked up the hill.
Having a WhatsApp chat with my boyfriend.
Meditation.

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Emailing with mum.
Making it to meditation and feeling happy to be there and part of a group.
Going for a walk from one work venue to another and hitting a really quiet, wind-free spot in town.

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This sign.
Listening to the birds during meditation.
Watching balloons pop at the Seung Yul Oh exhibition at the City Gallery.

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Spending some time on Pinterest this morning. I liked this image.
Going out into the fresh air as the sun peaked through the rain clouds, listening to the Children of Agape and enjoying the moment.
A good meditation this morning.

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My housemate accidentally knocking a ball into his own face.
Finding out that ‘cup of tea’ in Maori sounds like ‘tup-a-tea’.
Listening to some meditation podcasts. The sleeping one knocked me out completely.

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A glass of organic red wine as we cleaned up at the end of the shift.
Doing new stuff at work. It’s always fun to learn new things.
A really good meditation this morning.

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A baked apple for an afternoon treat. Reminded me of making them with mum when I was little.
Giving my old laptop to the women’s refuge.
A badly timed voice crack during meditation class from the guy behind me. I had to try so hard not to laugh.

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Discovering RuPaul’s Drag Race. Hello new favorite programme. Ever. 
The second half of my meditation class where I managed to stop the voices in my head.
Walking down to the shops in the sun with the bright blue autumn sky above me.

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Listening to a Scott Mills podcast and hearing ‘Bamboleo’ and wiggling my hips down the street.
And then similarly, listening to Fuse as I walked to the bus and picturing myself out dancing with our friends back home.
Going back to my meditation class for the first time in ages. It felt good to be doing it as part of a group again.
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Being told in my meditation class that a great way to feel happier is to smile.
Having a giggle with my boyfriend just being silly and talking about nothing important.
Wearing a beautiful white, smoothly ironed top. I don’t often iron things but when I do I remember how lovely it feels.

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Licking out the bowl for the chocolate cake mixture at work.
Being told my haircut really suits me. Which is nice because you always feel a bit self conscious after you chop it all off.
My colleague saying I’m an oasis of calm and react well in stressful situations. Which made me laugh because that’s not how anyone back home would describe me. The meditation must be working!

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This sign as I walked to meditation
Skyping with my parents
I had the most amazing, joyful experience at meditation. One that made me believe that it really will help.