Good morning, Happy Thursday, can’t believe another week has almost passed us by, make today count, you won’t get it back.
My morning poem: Been having some real confusion on the direction my life needs to take right now, can’t seem to make a decision that will please everyone. So I went to the ocean, to let my body unwind a bit, to just let my thoughts come undone. Just for awhile I thought nothing but about the very moment I was in. The sounds, the smells, the beauty, the way the mist felt on my skin. And later when I returned, my problems were still here, but I’m facing them with less anxiety, and most importantly, with less fear… – Amy –
I know not everyone can just take a stroll down the road and be at a beautiful beach or a waterfall or in the mountains. But everyone can step outside, whether you live in a major city, suburb, or way out in the middle of nowhere, millions of miles away in Egypt. Today if you’re struggling with decisions, or just life in general, take a moment or two, step outside, think of what’s beautiful, anything at all. Maybe you see a beautiful tree, flower, puppy, ocean, mountain, or waterfall. Or maybe all you can see is people busy bustling around with their stressed out lives. Even that can be a blessing, think about how you don’t want that for your life, and then do your best to make it all slow down. Breath deeply, in through your nose, big exhale through your mouth, be mindful for just a few moments, and then go back in, take on your day, see if it helps just a bit.
I know a lot of our health issues today, especially in America, are stress related. We think we have to have our shit together at all times, that we have to know exactly what our plan is, where our life is headed and how we’re going to get there. We need perfect lovers, spouses, children, we need to be perfect ourselves. And it’s all a lie. I can highly bet that the majority of us are in the same boat. We don’t know what the hell we’re really doing, we’re just doing it.
Life shouldn’t be this difficult, there should be hard work, yes, but if we aren’t enjoying life, then why were given it in the first place? Find some joy today, put away thoughts of perfection, we’re all a little fucked up and that’s ok. I have a real issue with this, and I’m doing my best to find a way to deal with it. Ocean therapy is a big one for me, but any type of nature brings me peace and healing.
I hope you find a little peace today and I hope it brings a little healing to your life.
I love this poem titled “Peace” by J.W. Von Goethe
“There is only silence
on the mountain tops
Among the tips of the trees
You perceive barely a breath
Even the birds in the forest
Keep still and are silent
Just a little while longer
and you too
will find peace at last.”
Cause I”m not there yet, but perhaps, Soon Enuff……