After hanging in the tree unnoticed for 3 months, bees finally decided to move into their new home on Sunday.
There is literally a hive of activity that is happening. Each bee with its specific role coming and going. It has been incredible to watch. No wonder bees are so vital for the ecosystem.
Many people have asked if we plan to harvest honey. The bees need to settle first and build their rooms before honey is even considered as an option.
Are you like that, focused on the goal? The sweetness of the harvest. Or are you able to be present and identify the sweetness of where you are now? Knowing that there will be joys en-route.
In order to identify joy. You need to be present. You need to be open and alert enough to notice the joy along the way.
What is joy? The Dictionary describes it as a feeling of great happiness. It is something that is fleeting. It appears in short bursts. I like to think of it as bubbles of absolute delight that appear briefly. Disappearing unnoticed if you are not open to them.
Joy is not one size fits all. It is even different depending on the time of day or your mood. Hence the reason for being fully present.
If you are fully in the moment then you will be able to spot the joy as it arises.
Like the cry of the Fish Eagle, if you are not fully present in the moment. It will just blend into all the other sounds around you.
Or the rainbow that appears after it’s rained. If you are present in that moment, you will be drawn to it. Something will make you lift your head so that you are able to see the rainbow in all its beauty.
Are you open to spotting the joys in your life? The micro-moments, the patterns, the natural phenomena, that are present even if you are not paying attention.
What brings you joy? I would love to know. Spotting flowers, or animal-shaped clouds, a text from a loved one, bright colours. It is different for everyone.
Do contact me about your joys or anything else. Reply to this email or contact me here.