Wellness Wednesday: The Cost of Your Energy Investment

“I lied and said I was busy.
I was busy;
but not in a way most people understand.

I was busy taking deeper breaths.
I was busy silencing irrational thoughts.
I was busy calming a racing heart.
I was busy telling myself I am okay.

Sometimes, this is my busy –
and I will not apologize for it.

― Brittin Oakman

Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends!

We preserved through the first holiday of the season! It has made me heart warm to see so many of us gravitating towards our restorative practice in order to keep our mind and body in equilibrium for the next holiday to come. All too often we become highly engaged of the preparation of festivities that we may not realize how much personal energy we invest during this time of year. This energy investment can leave us feeling out of our element, disconnected from the joy we wish to experience. However the missing piece to our connection is always there.

Think of it as fresh air. We are continuously breathing in and out the air around us, surrounding us, moving through us. At times we must set ourselves free physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically from the situation we are in to make the conscious decision to take a fresh, deep breath until we feel renourished again to continue forward. Yet the air we welcomed into our bodies remain the same. It was our intention and perception that changed our moment.

It can all be too overwhelming for us as one power source to connect to a multitude of outlets. It may be necessary to unplug and consciously reconnect to areas that help us replenish such as our meditation practice. We may feel that we are neglecting family and friends for investing time for ourselves but it takes great awareness and stillness to acknowledge that soundless solitude is what we need. Closing ourselves off does not have to be a negative experience. When we are conscious of our behavior, a closed circuit may remind us how wholesome it feels to observe electricity connect and flow properly. In a way, our bodies work the same way. As we make the connection internally, we can bring ourselves back to the connection we wish to experience externally.




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