Hello lovely stranger, I know it’s been a ton of time since I posted last- it feels like years.
In fact, it hasn’t been. Perception is often skewed like that when stress is involved. You see, pressure exaggerates time.
Lately most of my time has been spent fielding opportunities to practice this craft, designing new dreamy things (manuscript is in the making), and juggling family and work. My poor house gets bottom rung on the priority ladder right now- looks atrocious but I’m calling it the “creatives live here” look. Lol
Seriously, though, the pressure of projects and chores has built up so much that I barely have time to breathe.
But, I do have time to breathe- barely is an exaggeration. And that brings me to my point today-
Living in the moment means doing the very next thing in front of me and that is all. The very. next. thing.
I am highly sensitive, among other things, and so I get very easily absorbed waist-deep into whatever I am doing. And as I begin to sink into that thing (like writing this blog), the part of my brain that is responsible for organizing the priority ladder starts sounding the alarm-
“Hey! Hey! Heyyyyyyy! Don’t get involved in this! There are other things to do! Don’t keep typing, what are you doing?! Stop and get up and look around at the mess in here! We do NOT have time to post a blog right now- are you kidding me?! Where is blog posting going to get you right now? Let’s go do something else more important.”
And there it is. The moment I accept a task at hand something “more important” begins making noisy circles around it. My task master circles around me when I am trying to focus like a hungry shark who has followed the scent of blood in the water from a mile away.
Luckily, my self-care commitment lately has included a weekly Qi-Gong class. Last night I rushed into class chased by my task-master and jumped in ready to go, do, act, perform.
Y’all, I love my instructor, Gil. She smiled with gentle kindness and said, “Nope. That’s not what this is about.” and then she proceeded to instruct the class about the practice of arriving.
We spent a long time standing in one place and sensing the energy in our bodies and simply arriving where we were in the room and in our bodies.
So, have arrived here on this landing page and I have sunk down into the depths of writing for a moment and I am far enough beneath the choppy surface water that my task-master shark cannot reach me- all because I have missed speaking with you. Below is our shared mission for today- will you join me?
Today, Loves, arrive where ever you are and sink deeply into the things that are right in front of you. Look and listen for peace, stillness and calm. These are not things you can get by going, doing, acting or performing. They are just opportunities that are always at hand and available for you to settle in to as you do the good work in the world.