I have been flowing non-stop for the last few months. There have been many more activites than usual, plus the “new norm” of my father-in-law living with us. I have a growing to-do list. I have heaps of un-responded emails.
I have all sorts of things going on, but what my heart, body and spirit need are some ebb.
So, I went out for a walk. I needed to breathe in fresh air. As I walked, I saw a beautiful, yellow tree across the street. I crossed over just to stand under it’s greatness; it’s natural beauty. I took this picture of me, in ebb, still and present in the moment. I stood there for a few deep breaths, looked at different parts of the trees, took pictures of different angles of the different yellow-tinted leaves, and soaked in my surroundings. I was listening to music and the songs were speaking to my heart.
My time under the great, yellow tree was brief. I started walking again after a few minutes. But I was still thinking about the tree. I was holding onto the calmness and comfort it provided. I held onto the pause that it forced me to take. The ebb in my constant flow.
We all tend to over-schedule, over-commit and over-work ourselves. To have balance in our lives we need an equal amount of ebb and flow. However, most of us just flow. This week, I ask you to find your ebb.
Pause long enough to be in the moment.
Breathe deeply enough to realize that gift of each breath in your days.
Pause long enough to realize that you are doing everything you need to be doing as best as you can.
Breathe deeply enough to recognize that balance does you good. Wishing you a week of finding your ebb in between all your flowing.