Winter chill
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Take time to chill out
When there’s a chill in the air.
Find your Middle Ground


Find your Middle Ground is about stepping away from stressful days and anxious minds, and taking time to pause.

What better time of year than Winter, to pause and hibernate for a while. It’s the way of nature.

When we take time to nurture ourselves and allow ourselves to chill, we open a door to our natural state of being – accepting, loving, peaceful, kind and content. Most of us are so distracted and moving so fast that we get caught up in the world of “doing” or worrying about what we should be doing next.
Too much doing and thinking disconnects us from our sense of “being”and who we really are.

I write about finding this place of connection, contentment and peace in the highs and lows of life. I call it our Middle Ground.


28 comments on “Haiku – chill

  1. My kind of middle ground is to stay away from the extremes. I guess when you start gravitating to the centre, You have reached a much more peaceful stage in your life.

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  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Yes, I love winter for that very reason. Hibernation time. 🙂

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  3. Finding our middle ground under all the snow – while hibernating – is great advice! An opportune time 🙂

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  4. I put the brakes on a few activities . . . so I could alternate between “going with the flow” and “just chilling.” 😀

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  5. Chilling in the middle ground is the best ❤

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  6. Somehow, when the temps reach way below freezing, my body won’t move and my mind decides to stay behind with it. The only way to stay warm is to sit crossed-legged in front of the fireplace and chant an om or two. (or 80!) xo

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  7. It is curious how speedily many people insist on moving, and I can easily get into that too. When you land in Hawaii, or visit other slower-moving places, it is surprising to experience the slow-down one is forced to embrace. And it is so lovely. Your post is a great reminder, Val, thanks so much.

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  8. That Middle Ground is a beautiful place. I am writing about getting back into my meditation routine over the next week. And Im having a nice hibernation day here in North Dakota!

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  9. That’s Beautiful to say and Wonderful to do.
    Val! In my front page right now you will find what you say “State of Meditation”
    I am sure you will love it.
    Do read 🙏

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  10. It is so important to know where the middle ground is and how to access it when necessary. Thank you for your thoughts, and greetings.

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  11. I think this message is for me Val. I’ve been trying to do an online job and it has stressed me out so much, I don’t think it’s worth it.
    I must step away from stressful days and an anxious mind.
    Thank you for your words of wisdom! xxxxx

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    • Trying and shoulds can cause so much tension, Ally. When we notice we can bring awareness to breaking hat habitual cycle. May you shift your thinking from feeling pressure into a place of choice.
      Pausing, stepping back, and chilling will give you a new perspective 💛🙏💛

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  12. Always great advice when I drop into your blog dear Val, and I seem to be echoing your views.. For this winter is just what I am doing, Taking time out to Chill and Create.
    Sending warm hugs my dear friend xxx ❤


  13. OH does that picture look COLD! Your post is a huge confirmation for me and a huge green light as well. For years I dreaded the winter and I would fall into the winter blues. Not this year. No. I finally embraced winter and now I see real beauty and am glad from the respite of the heavy work that is required with my gardens. I have more time to read, more time to “chill”, more time to just BE. Yes too much has happened lately that could have made me stir crazy. But no. I just quietly accepted this Season with Calm. Why didn’t I do this sooner? (smile) Beautiful post, Val! Thank you! ☺️


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