This day was so essential.
I turned screens off, put aside my responsibilities and did what nourished my soul: some yoga, time outside with my girls, connecting with friends and family – and, importantly, time with no other sound other than the fire in the wood stove.
Recently, I’ve been in a very expansive state. I’m learning new things, connecting with new people, and putting myself out there. It’s an exciting time and busy. It’s felt like every moment of my day is planned and there is always something more I could do. My mind’s abuzz with ideas. And I could feel it happening..
I could feel myself getting pulled around and feeling anxious. My mind had too much to pay attention too. My core values of mindfulness and simplicity were slipping. I love the growth and learning, but somehow I needed to slow down.
Do you know this feeling?
We know that expansiveness and growth is good, however… We need to have regularly planned time to be grounded in our core values and connect to our true essence. Tweet this! Without that feeling of groundedness and safety – of relaxation – we will not rise to our full potential.
Sometimes I think that we expect so much of ourselves – that we have to do it all and just push through. There is a time for that, yes. But the quality of our work suffers if we don’t take time for rest and quiet – for non-doing.
When we are safe and relaxed, we become full of potential. Doing our best with the gifts we have been entrusted with means being as close to our genuine selves as possible.
If we don’t slow down enough to listen, how will we be able to hear that authentic voice? Part of being and doing our best is taking time for renewal and non-doing. Please give that gift to yourself soon.
It didn’t take that much for me to come back to myself. I have my daily meditation and yoga practice as a strong foundation. So it came down to letting go of unessential distractions, and giving myself over fully to a screen-free day of non-achieving.
I also practiced this mantra: “I am enough.” Try it. What lovely freedom it brings!
And when we gift ourselves with non-doing and relaxation, our true potential renews itself. Like I said, “Aah.”
I leave you with this quote:
“Only by its own roots does a tree stand tall and only by its own light does the sun shine brightly and bring life to our world. So it is with you – only when you’re trusting, loving and rooted in your true Self will the life that is your highest potential begin to manifest. Only when you are walking on the path of your highest potential will you ever be able to shine brightly and bring light to the darkness in others.” -Anon
Please return to you, so that the world may enjoy your highest potential.
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