When we get up in the morning, we plan a bit for the day, based on where we are and how we feel. It is an important morning routine, and would be beneficial for everyone. Living the nomadic lifestyle just makes it clear, we have to do it. And the healthy intentional choice of what is important today, makes life very clear. It simply makes us happy.
Stay mindful, stay awake, stay present
Even with the plans made in the morning, we have to keep our hearts open and stay mindful. The context might change, the needs might develop, someone might arrive or something might emerge when we walk around the next corner, and we have to be awake and ready to be ready to change our plans, if it feels right.
The same story as I have told so often: When you are clear on your intentions and values, life becomes quite easy. It is not hard to let go of something in favor of something else, if we have already chosen, which element is the most important to us.
And since we often don’t know if we are coming back to a location, we stay mindful and present where we are. Recently we were in Kristansstad in Sweden to see a church build by Christian the fourth of Denmark (when this part of Sweden was Danish). The church was amazing by the way. And being there, irrationally on a day of LOADs of other projects, was the right thing to do. We enjoyed the architecture and the divine presence, said our prayers and took our photos and it was an amazing experience.
Most other children were in school and we were very aware of how happy our lifestyle makes us.
A few hours later, we sat on the terrace in my biological fathers’ house in Sout of Sweeden, looking at the ocean, listening to the birds, knowing we only had about an hour to enjoy together, knowing we would probably not be back for about 10 months. Is it sad? Nope. It is mindful. We take in all the love, all the presence, the small stories from his life, the questions and answers, the colour of the ocean.
Mindfully and aware we enter and exit situations. And it does make us happy, it does make us alive, it does make us thrive.