When did life get so complicated? Did it happen? or is it in my mind? Do I make everything more complicated than it needs to be?
Remember playing tea time as a little girl? So simple, so easy. No need for even liquid in the glasses. Pretending works just fine. No need to invite guests that may not show up. Just fill your chairs with stuffed animal friends and you are good to go.
Do you have a time of rest each day? A time for relaxation and thinking. Sit and relax. Breath in and out. Savor a cup of something you love. This is something we all need from time to time.
I recently started going to a yoga class each day. At the end of class we meditate. We just get in a comfortable position and let our breathing slow down. We relax, I repeat a mantra, some may just nap for a minute. It is a time to take yourself out of the world. Slow down. Reflect. The teacher has to at some point stop us from our meditations. She doesn't do it abruptly. She starts by saying, "Open your eyelids, slowly let them adjust, breath in and out. Now slowly move your body. One limb at a time. Breath in awareness to your surroundings. To your life. Breath out and feel good you took time for you. You need it. You deserve it."
Today at church the pastor spoke to the children about 24/7. He told them about a good pastor friend of his who calls it 24/6 to remind everyone that there is need for a time out. Need for a day of rest. I think we also need times of rest each day. I challenge myself and you to do this. Have some tea, coffee, hot chocolate, a coke, or just a glass of water. Sit without distractions. Breath in, sip, breath out and repeat. Take in the silence, renew your spirit if only for a moment.