In the midst of a crisis last year,
I made a decision.
Any time I felt stressed, busy, anxious or overwhelmed,
Which is most of the time.
I worked out of necessity.
I couldn’t do more.
I couldn’t go faster.
I had to both stop & slow down.
As the crisis abated,
It shifted more into a conscious choice.
A deliberate intention to see
If a new (almost opposite) approach
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.
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 have to…”
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.