Slow down the busy,
opens the way,
A portal of joy
lighting the darkness,
To see again
It seems that after the holiday season it is back to reality so to speak. This is the case for so many of us where there may be lots of responsibilities in our daily lives. Anyone feeling that?! How can we keep on top of it? What is the best course of action to take? What can we do that will bring the greatest results for ourselves and others?
I constantly ask myself a lot of these questions. Rarely do I have all the answers I need or in a way that I expect. It usually leads to more questions but I am ok with this (well, most of the time).
What I have learnt over the last few years is to stay with it and go through life with a sense of child-like curiosity rather than make work for myself in my mind. We can’t always know what is ahead of us even when me make seamless plans but no matter what happens we can always give our best to life, our relationships with others, in our work and anything else that is important to us.
As much as I would like to approach 2017 full steam ahead, I have been taking time to be quiet before beginning and doing. When I have set any new goals or projects I know myself and the tendency to go all in, sometimes barely coming up for air but I decided this year that I will do it differently and strike more of balance, if anything to keep my sanity.
As my friends read this, I can imagine their responses… I promise I am sane really!! Anything is possible 🙂
It takes commitment to stay still. Most days I really don’t feel like it. I could think of better things I could be doing that are more fun and easy. Does this sound familiar?
That’s all I know is that I can’t afford to not be still. Even five minutes a day can make a huge difference if done consistently over time. It’s about changing our minds to see the good in our lives. Like anything, it requires training and there is no greater act than training the mind. I don’t pretend to be a master at it. Sometimes I sit there and I feel none the wiser but my will is strong enough to carry me through it and keep on trying. I believe that’s why they call it a practice. One day at a time is all it takes.
What commitments have you made for yourself in 2017? I would love to hear from you.
In love and light,