281/365 Tying my shoe laces

I recently bought a pair of slip ons. That is what I have been wearing often. But I also have a pair that have laces. The few days back I picked that up and I put in the right shoes and started tying the lace. I felt something was not right. Not as it should be. But I carried on and put on the other one as well. I moved on with life.

But this incident remained in my mind. I started becoming aware of my wearing shoes and socks everyday. Subconsciously I started keeping notice. And I found out something interesting. I had a pattern of wearing shoes. I do it left and then right. I wear the left socks and then the right socks and then the left shoe and then the right one.

When it is a shoe without lace this did not matter much. Even if I had slipped it on the opposite way I would not noticed much because the time to slip on a shoe does not take time. But with a lace.. it changes everything.

May be readers are feeling thinking why is this such a big issue. It is not a big issue. The point is there are so many things about us we just keep doing. Simple little things. But when they break the routine we come to know of it.

I think in this fast world we often forget to observe ourselves. Slight changes in all levels are ignored and brushed aside. I am not talking about the silly shoe lace item. Think about small small things that change with us. Feelings that we don’t have time to notice. I am not saying we have to be paranoid. But it is important to be in the present with ourselves.

I found something about myself when I was tying my shoe lace. Thats all I wanted to tell 😉

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