In my attempt to really calm down my frenetic activity, I’m trying to find some time in my days to just BE. It is much harder for me than I thought it would be. It turns out there’s lots of time for it. I always figured I could slow down if I wanted to. But when I tried, I ended up pulling weeds and cleaning the garage. It is strangely hard for me to just sit. I think maybe I was even avoiding it, but why??? Is it that our culture values activity? Is there something I am avoiding?
Martha Beck says that “the more we fill our time with tasks that aren’t real requirements of our best lives, the more blocked and uncomfortable we feel.” She says that irritability, boredom, and feelings of disconnection, being unable to unwind (Hello?!… me!) are all warning signs. The solution? Empty some time, then feel whatever arises. Deep breath.
Let’s spend the rest of this week talking about this… see you tomorrow!
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