I have to admit – when there is a momentum of action and busyness it can sometimes be hard to press pause and take a break. Busy and fast-paced living can often become a glorified and accepted norm in our culture. And although there is absolutely no shame in ambition or having many things on the go, when our busy schedules become unchecked we can often begin to notice it at the seems of our relationships –with ourselves and others, our health, and our wellbeing.
And yet, there’s always the invitation to re-center. Whenever we pause for long enough to interrupt the adrenaline and connect to our own heartbeat, inclinations, and needs, then life always seems to flow into place. This is where we get in touch with our deep power, presence, and authentic self. Sometimes it can be quiet at first, but it’s always there – softly supporting and encouraging us.
Often all it takes to find ourselves at home with ourselves again, is taking one deep and intentional breath, followed by another.
And so in this spirit, one of the big lessons this summer has been: I don’t need to try so hard! I really don’t. We really don’t. Life is always there to support us when we lean back, trust a little, and relax. I suppose we could call this the ‘anti-hustler’ movement ;)
It begins with allowing the simple things that are available to us right now – like intentional breathing, being aware of our body sensations, appreciating how cared for we are in this moment, to take greater presence in our minds than our to-do lists or whatever we have on next.
Like this, life flows from one precious moment to the next. And if we notice ourselves in a place of worry, fear, fighting or resisting? It’s just another opportunity to come back to what’s right in front of us. In the absence of resistance, love is always what emerges.