Hello, my friends!
It has been a while since my last blog post. I will admit… nothing much has been going on around here. Well, nothing exciting or noteworthy. It has been a peaceful march of the absolutely mundane. Do you ever feel like that? Like the days are just passing without anything to mark or commemorate them? That is how it has felt around here, but it isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it has been almost refreshing. I mean, I can’t fly high all the time, right? At some point, I need to land and take a rest.
The lightning pace at which my mind and heart have been trying to absorb so many good and enlightening ideas felt a little like I couldn’t catch my breath. This week of “nothing” has been a wonderful time of settling down. All the reading and conversing about humanity, purpose, and the infinite awesomeness of the universe has needed time to simmer.
I have enjoyed the slower pace. The constant demands of the culture – to make a decision, have a plan, take an action, figure it out, make goals, take the next step – is utterly EXHAUSTING. I have enjoyed the extra breathing room. I have been practicing how to let go of “shoulds” and learning how to live in the flow of the here and now.
When I let go of all my ideas about how things should be, I create space to let things be as they are. And you know what? Life takes on an easy pace without all the tension and struggle. It is the difference between trying to paddle a canoe against the current and letting it float with the current. The smallest space created within that allows things to be as they are, creates a large space for all things to be as they are everywhere.
My recent struggle with trying to figure out what I want to study in school, what career I want to pursue, where I want to live and put down roots until I leave this earth, feels so small and uninteresting. Right now, I am learning to understand the importance of soul-rest, breathing deeply, and expressing my heartfelt gratitude for my life as it is in this moment.
So, on this Mother’s Day…
I have decided to remain in the flow – whether that means I attend the family shindig or stay home alone with some wine, a hammock, and my book – I choose to allow myself the space and freedom to relax, flow, be. I will trust that God, the Divine Source of all love and light, surrounds me and supports my highest and greatest good.
My wish for you today is that you also step into the flow and enjoy an easier pace of life.
Let it go.
Enjoy the flow.