It should surprise no one that this book practically jumped off of the library shelf and into my bag. It's artsy and about mindfulness....that's an "is the Pope Catholic?" kind of moment. I didn't notice until I was checking out my stack-o-books that Christina Rosalie is a local author. Which is sort of like a "I saw Jesus in my toast" moments. (Okay, I'm done with the religious jokes. I promise.)
I took A Field Guide to Now over to Maglianero with the intention of reading a few pages while I sipped my latte. Side note: I'm pretty sure that it's a state law that you MUST read a locally authored book at a locally owned coffee shop....reading at Starbucks is strictly prohibited.
I got to page 27 and realized that I'd be sitting there for a while...
This work of becoming can happen at any time, right here, in the middle of your life, with the subtlest internal shift - with acknowledging your potential.
Christina writes with such authenticity & openess that I wanted to immediately ask her to join me for coffee...which I almost did, but turns out she was in Hawaii, at the same time as Ali Edwards, who seems to know her, and HOW SMALL OF A WORLD IS THAT???
The book is infused with thoughtful prompts. So perfect for journaling and/or blogging. A favorite...
Try asking: What do I need to do to feed the hunger that I have for what is real in my life right now? Let your answers guide you toward a practice that will fill your soul. Above all else, keep showing up.
Anyway. Her words are beautiful & inspiring. Her art is beautiful & inspiring. Her take on mindfulness, especially in the messy moments of motherhood, make me want to start the parenting journey all over again and do it better. I ended up finishing the book in one sitting (the laundry didn't get done, and the grocery shopping was delayed). I adored every page. I promptly bought a copy for Colleen, and then bought another copy for Katherine a few days later. Oh, and remember that my copy was a library book! So, I need to order my own copy....b/c this is a book that I will read again & again.