During a “dark night of the soul” … I drove to the Toronto lakefront to wait for the sun to rise. It was unusual for me to sit and watch sunrises, I am more of a sunset type of person … as I sat journaling, I thought “Why is it taking so long for the sun to rise? Why does it seem to be so light?” And then I realized … I was sitting where I watch sunsets and I had my back to the sunrise!!!
Mindfulness is so important … stop and reflect to help break out of old mindless / automatic pilot types of actions.
To learn more about mindfulness watch Harvard Professor Ellen Langer video.