MEDS Day 66: Today I am feeling groovy

I am grateful for yesterday’s….

  • Important dialogue session – v blessed to be present to two people bringing their love and wisdom to bear in order to work out how to live well together with extraordinarily challenging life circumstances.
  • Good work done. Feeling more orderly and productive than in a long time (ever?)
  • Support of my Love – what conversations we have!
  • Attending the Christmas party of one of my most cherished clients.
  • Going slowly… a bit

How can I get the GoSlo to really work..?


You’ve got to do the singing of the alert music when you sense the GoSlo Speed Camera flashing… Aloud!

Ha! Excellent. Singing Feelin’ Groovy. I love that song – and yes, it is one of the theme tunes of my life. I had the lyrics stuck on my door as the last thing I saw going out, in… 2007… to remind me to ‘Slow down…’ Guess, I’ll learn the words again…. 🙂

“The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” by Simon & Garfunkel

Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy
Ba da da da da da da, feelin’ groovy

Hello, lamppost, what’cha knowin’?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’
Ain’t’cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in doo-doo, feelin’ groovy
Ba da da da da da da, feelin’ groovy

I got no deeds to do
No promises to keep
I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you
All is groovy

Ok, that’s good. I like that. So, anything else?

A note to say: this slowing down will percolate in. Give yourself time to learn; introduce abundant self-compassion, self-kindness, much encouragement… You are destined to ‘get’ this thing! 

Remind me… Why is it so important to learn to slow down?

Presence. So you can bring relational presence to your interactions. So you can be present to others. So you can bring yourself, your whole self, to the party of life. So you can go about ‘feeling groovy’.

What is the meaning of ‘groovy’, actually?

In the groove, of life. In flow. In the zone. In one’s correct, best place and space. With mojo. Going with what is, without resistance, hesitation, deviation… Practise today, especially as you find yourself singing aloud whenever you trigger your GoSlo off, the art of feeling groovy. 

Really? “Today I am feeling groovy.” Ugh… {cringe?}

Let it be what it is meant to be. Don’t add or detract. Try the phrase. Let it do it’s thing for you. Remember, this is not about ‘being cool’, it’s about developing the capacity for relational presence. Now, that’s groovy. 

Ok… Will do. Ty.

Today I am feeling groovy.


MEDS Trackers Dec2018 (chart here):
Med&Ex: Download Hour – Med | Aerobic | Qigong 2:0:2
Diet: Chopchopchop – mindful, plant-based food Yes, until eve
Sleep: Sleepstate: 9Screens, 10Books Nope… night out
Med minutes 2
Active minutes 27m
Steps 9194
Food: Coffee&cream; broccoli&lentils&mayo; Evening:naked burger (yes, no bread, good), sweetpotatofries; two ciders; diet coke
Dry?  Nope.
Screens off 12.30… :///
In bed (with books..) 12.30 – 7.32am
Hours slept (as per next morning) 6h33m


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