The time in between when I tend to skip forward and forget what's here. Moving to what's next keeps me out of the present. Brings separation. Take the time to pause Tune in to self and others Don't withdraw just yet. Cherish the time here Let go of the busyness Find your Middle Ground.
These words filtered through this morning with the dawn. Advice for myself!
I am leaving for Scotland on Monday night to join my mother and family for her pre-90th birthday celebrations. It will be a special time for us all to be together and for Mum and I to spend some “girl” time.
I have been so busy looking forward, planning and organizing for the time away, that I have not been fully present in my days here. In some way, I have already left, and I feel off balance. Its important for me to acknowledge this and make the most of my time at home without skipping ahead and out of the present.
Sitting with this, I realize that I have spent so much of my life in this way. Looking forward to the next thing, a vacation, a goal to be achieved or a project to be completed. Not being really here, to pause, consider and allow myself to feel what I may be avoiding.
Ah yes, that’s it. It’s so simple, yet profound.
Pause, acknowledge and feel. Take care of this younger self who wasn’t at ease in the present. She needs this wisdom now… and a gentle hug to bring her back to her center.
Aahhh … that’s better.
(Thanks Nancy for letting me use your line 🥰 )