Lately I’ve been running on empty. I can’t find the spark to ignite my inspiration to write. That’s a real problem for a new blogger. I feel like there are words somewhere but I can’t catch them. I feel vague stirrings but I can’t quite put my finger on them. Maybe I just need to ‘be’. Just…………..be.
I am reminded of two articles I read over the weekend that talked about mindfulness and being still.
I’m usually cooking up a storm of frenzied busyness whether literally or mentally, as if my frenzied state will get chores done faster or kick others into fast forward. Instead, the frenzy acts like a cyclone, sucking in more craziness till it’s all a huge, fuzzy blur.
Each of us works at our own pace. We all know toddlers don’t understand urgency. They just want to live in the moment, play, have fun, while we adults are rushing to get out the door, stress levels rising ever higher.
I’m going to do myself a favour and stop; take a leaf out of my toddler’s life about being in the moment, and read the articles again. Come take a moment and join me.
The Amazing Power of Being Present by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits
Don’t just do something; stand there by Christian McEwen, author of World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down
Care to share your secrets for re-filling when you are running on empty?
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves
– slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
I’m joining with Jess from Diary of a SAHM for IBOT (I Blog on Tuesdays).