Geez y’all, this has been one crazy summer! I’ve been moving so fast that now that it’s time to get into rhythm again (Fall, school schedule, contemplative morning prayer time, regular blogging, la, la, la…) I sort of forgot how to slow down!
And, super great news, I’ve got a few brand-new exciting opportunities on the calendar for the upcoming months. So, that just adds more reasons not to slow down.
But, slowing down is how I access my center, it’s how I learned to rely on that thing that is Greater Than. Finding opportunities to just be… is what fuels me to keep going strong. When I am still and silent, I am #winning.
So, lately I’ve had to take my wins where I find them.
~That means as I climb into bed, I take 3 deep breaths and recite my favorite mantras and prayers.
~It means waking up from a dream and lying still long enough to re-tell the dream to myself 3 times so I don’t forget it when I get out of bed.
~It means staying in the car when I pull into the driveway after work for 5 solid (sometimes agonizingly slow) minutes and feeling my nervous system come down off of its work-high.
~It means sitting down and typing a blog post just because it’s been a long time since I’ve written anything from scratch.
I hope, Lovely, that your spirit is in good shape lately, in rhythm with your quiet center. And I hope that you are taking your wins when you can; that you’re allowing those brief moments in stillness to be enough. I hope that you’re not basing your bar of spiritual success on quantity, but on quality.
I hope that your brief wins are like mine…not perfectly executed dives, but random, last-minute wild plunges into the cool, deep pool of the Divine.