Mindful Evening

“Evening allows you to forget the bitter worries of your day and get ready for the sweet dreams of night”

– Anonymous



I come home, exhausted from the long day’s w. The toll the day has on me is indeed tiring. However, as Robert Frost said, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep”. I look at the richly colored peach sky of the evening, and thinking to myself “what a fine opera of the rich colors of dusk ablaze by with the fire of the setting sun, creating a great work of art in my curious soul. My face aglow with the orange rays of the setting sun “before twilight beckons the stars” as mentioned by Angela Abraham.

“I am here and I am grateful”, I tell myself as I prepare to spend quality time with my loved ones and retire for the day. Hence, I sit down and close my eyes. I take few deep breaths and catalog the events of the day. Yes, it is the time for me to communicate silently to myself. I take deep breaths to show my gratitude towards me for getting things done, and acknowledge things that could not be done, as tomorrow is a brand new day and full of new possibilities.

“I rest in the light of forgiveness. I forgive myself and others for that which is done (and better left undone) and also that which is not done (and better if done). I give myself permission to enjoy this moment without guilt. I freely release all uncertainty, regret, and fear.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

I take few more deep breaths and open my eyes.

I sit with my family by my side, who too are tired from the long days of work. We talk about each other’s day and show gratitude for all the accomplishment and acknowledge things undone and move on, as life is short and if we dwell on the things undone, we can’t move forward. As Lin Yutang said, “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” “The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone” said Oswald Chambers.

Evening is full of gratitude of things done, and time to reconnect with loved ones over dinner, and hope the new day full of possibilities that tomorrow will bring. After dinner I stroll through the path, taken by many, with open arms and a great spirit. The humans have settled down while the nature has just woken up. The chirping sounds of the crickets become louder at night as the moon glow through the dark clear clearing path for the twinkling stars. Oh the symphony of the fireflies dancing the spotlight of the moon and the sequined silver stars.  It is the darkness of the cold night that have paved the path of enlightenment through the glowing moon smiling through the diamond-like twinkling stars. Oh I gazed at the beauty of night and tell myself, “It’s time to hit the hay”, as the night is full of dreams and takes us deeper into our imagination and soul.

May your night is full of dreams chasing you into the sky with no limits. Good Night.

“I love the silent hour of night. For blissful dreams may then arise.”

– Anne Bronte

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God.”

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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