It has been awhile since I have posted. With the busyness of spring, it is hard to find quiet time to write.
The way I’ve found time to even post this is by being intentional with small pockets of freedom. I relish the 10-15 minutes I get to just be alone with my words.
In keeping with my intention of living a simpler life, the photo below is of a shopping ban I’ve decided to do. Instead of feeling restricted by this, I feel a sense of joy and weightlessness.
While further reflecting on this word, here’s is a recipe I wrote for stillness.
Definition: a state of freedom from disturbance, lack of or restraint from speaking, the near or complete absence of sound
Origin: Old English; quiet, silence, peace, release relaxation
Unplug from that which fuels your anxiety:
The need to produce,
The need to speak,
The need to act.
Find release in no reaction.
Learn relaxation from the wild reeds
That soften in the mud
Even as the stream passes
They find rooted stillness
In their simple sway
As the sun touches them.