Have you ever found yourself walking so fast, not paying attention to what you were doing that you ran into something? The shooting pain emanating from my shin, knee or elbow is enough to make me want to lay down on the floor and just cry!! Like I wasn’t stressed already? Like I wasn’t late? Juggling too many things!!
Sometimes I just stop in my day and ask, where am I going? What are we all trying to accomplish that is more important than our health (poor knee), our sanity, our kindness and our peace of mind? Do I really think if I get that one more thing in it will make all the difference in my life!
A year ago I had a surgery where they cut my abdominal muscles. Life became about how I was going to make it to the bathroom. I observed something very interesting during my recovery. You see, I have always been a little clumsy and absent-minded. I find bruises all over my body that I don’t know where they came from. I used to wake up in the middle of the night to pee and run into the bed, the TV, and the door! After the surgery, I became very careful of my surroundings. Any jarring movement would cause me intense pain. I walked extremely cautiously and slow. This one night I remember coming back from the bathroom to the bed. I was walking at a snails pace. It was so hard to see that I decided to close my eyes so that I could sense where everything was. I sensed the placement of the bed and when I was close to it. I ran my fingers across it to find my side with the sheets falling open. I could feel where everything was in the room. I maneuvered my way gracefully. I didn’t bump into anything! I didn’t hurt myself!
Now, a year later, as I find myself becoming frantic, I remind myself that I can sense everything and truly enjoy my surroundings when I slow down my mind and my body.
Simple exercise: Breathe in and out slowly 4 times. Begin to sense where everything is around you. Feel your body as you walk. The indent your foot leaves in the floor or the grass. Sense your clothes on your body. Take in the stillness your mind experiences in your breath.
By coming at our life slowly, methodically and present we can meet any circumstance that comes to us gracefully. All the regret of behaving badly, because you were in a hurry, will be a thing of the past. Instead of pain hitting us full on, our life will be full of peace and bliss.
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