Date: February 13, 2015
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Stillness is both one of our most desired and most feared things in the world.
We crave stillness.
We crave it like crazy.
We just want a break, a chance to take a breath and sit still for a second.
BUT… when we have the chance to, we run from it and get busy doing, well, anything.
Why? Because we’re not used to it. It feels really uncomfortable and awkward.
For me, I know I just feel guilty sometimes. I know it sounds crazy, but I feel like I’m being selfish if I rest, like there’s too many other things I should be doing.
For the past decade I have journeyed towards stretching into stillness. And by stretching, I mean it’s literally been a stretch for me.
It’s been a huge challenge, and required a lot of un-learning, a deep commitment, and a strong willingness to explore my own discomfort and fear.
What I’ve come to realise is stillness of the mind is what is needed more than anything. We know when we’re physically moving and expending energy, but most of us are unaware of how much mental movement is going on. We’re always thinking. Judging. Questioning. Analysing. And this is using up so much of our energy.
The first step however, is to physically stretch into stillness. I personally love to practice yoga. I stretch, bend, and twist my body, and expel a lot of the energy I have that would otherwise be scattered around during my day on a never-ending to-do list and a lot of unfinished tasks. Read More