In the midst of a crisis last year,
I made a decision.

To stop
Or…
Slow down

Any time I felt stressed, busy, anxious or overwhelmed,
Which is most of the time.

At first,
I worked out of necessity.

I couldn’t do more.
I couldn’t go faster.

I had to both stop & slow down.

Later…
As the crisis abated,
It shifted more into a conscious choice.

A deliberate intention to see
If a new (almost opposite) approach
Would work.

For the past 10 days,
I’ve been in a purposeful pause.

Allowing my mind & body
The silence & stillness it needs.

Movement & noise hide many things –
Our thoughts & feelings about our true nature
And the true nature of things.

Busyness has become a drug.
One we are addicted to.

Go.
Do.
Move.

Answers & truth only reveal themselves
In stillness & silence.

They never come when
We’re doing non-stop.

And, without listening,
We risk living our lives mindlessly

Instead of from our soul & heart.

I know what you say…

I’ve said it to myself
Many of times.

“I can’t.”
“I have to…”

As if…
By slowing down
Life itself will come to a halt.

But the lesson I hold tightly
In times of resistance or doubt…

It’s the very thing
I say I can’t do

That will have the greatest impact
On how my healthy, well being & life turn out.

 
Christie
Christie
Obvious self care enthusiast. Long time yoga practitioner. Introvert. Avid reader. Obsessive learner. Perpetual student.

Also blogging at accountableformyself.com

Read more about my personal journey.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.