I am in the middle of creating many different things in my life. This requires a lot from me in terms of making time for my son, my husband, my friends, myself and my projects. This is a place where I can get easily overwhelmed and get stuck in the fear. It’s also a space where I can choose to become the martyr, the “see how busy I am” mama. I’ve been in each of those spaces. I can still hear the voice of overwhelm creeping in. But I’ve learned to identify the voice much sooner.
The difference is that I have some amazing tools to use that can help me to unravel those knots that start forming in my stomach, my mind, my life. I have my intuition, I have yoga and I have confidence in the rhythm of life. I’ve been a yogi since I was 16 years old. Sometimes more in theory than practice. But I always come back to yoga as a mainstay to create peace and a sense of positive movement in my life.
I know things are so much more balanced for me, internally and externally when I slow down long enough to get on the mat and on the meditation pillow. It’s an illusion that there’s not enough time. In fact, when I slow down to take extra care of myself, I miraculously find more time to do the things I love. I am so grateful for yoga and the deeper places I was able to go earlier this year on my 5 month yoga intensive. I encourage anyone who asks to ask the questions, to find the tools that take them back to center.
Back to my original musing . Besides yoga, another refocusing and centering tool for me is going into nature. I am fortunate to live in a beautiful place surrounded by lots of trees, water and animals. To get back to nature, I just walk out of my door and keep walking. It’s not long before I encounter squirrels, deer, and many other beautiful creatures that have no worries about deadlines, workshops or designing logos. I can take a deep breath of fresh air and come back to my body and out of my brain for a while. It’s amazing what a little nature can do to replenish our souls and the quiet space we need to create and just BE.
Do you have a similar tool that works for you? I’d love to know how this goes for you if you give it a try.