Be Still……….Wow that phrase says so much. Being a single parent I try to do so much on my own because I think that things will fall apart if I don’t keep everything the same. Have you ever experienced that? The feeling of always having to be in the DO mode. I heard in a wonderful yoga meeting that I was in about a week or two ago that often times we stay in the constant, DO, DO, DO mode feeling like if we continue TO DO we will earn that gold badge called the DO TOO MUCH badge. I have sometimes found myself staying busy just to keep my mind busy so that I don’t have to think about all the crazy STUFF going on around me. What I have learned through my YOGA practice is that Being Still isn’t bad in actuality it brings peace and happiness to your life. You don’t have to wear the badge of do everything honor. You are not going to win a gold medal if you are constantly staying busy. No you win the medal of life if you just BE STILL. You win your sanity back, you win your peace back, you win your healthiness back to your body. Being still has taught me that I am okay if I don’t accomplish all the things on my to do list. I am okay if I don’t meet that PR time on my race, I am okay if I don’t successful get that kipping pull up the first time. So I say to you it is okay to not have to do everything, all the time, every day, every minute and every second. It is okay to just BE STILL. I have found that when you are still you come back rejuvenated, revived, happy, full of restoration. What I have learned in my healthy lifestyle journey that there is a time to work hard, play hard and a time to just RELAX and BE STILL.
I will finish with a great quote, “Learning to be still, to really be still and let life happen, that stillness becomes radiance” Morgan Freemon