…when we ALL need to make time and space to STOP, to RELAX, to LISTEN DEEPLY.
No matter how busy, how happening, how needed, how important we, and the lives we have created for ourselves, are or seem to be.
Because the ways we have created, the systems we see in place around us*, our schedules, our expectations (from ourselves and from others), our everyday rat racing are exhausting our energies. And we are not only exhausting our energies. We are also not able to be creative in a fun and truly productive way. And if we are not creative in a fun way, we are not creating things & dreaming up stuff that make life “good”, supporting all life on this planet.
So many people I meet, so many young ones (!!!) I meet, are exhausted.
Because they blindly, expectantly, hopefully, desperately, reluctantly, resignedly, whole-heartedly, half-heartedly, but rarely happily follow the given patterns, systems and constructs in their society and culture.
Because they believe the promises of their society and/or culture and that this will help them to create a happy and “good” life.
However, they are exhausting themselves…
We can’t go on like this.
Because we are depleting life-supporting energies. And the more we deplete life-supporting energies, the less enjoyable, liveable and alive our lives become. It’s a dead end road :) Even if it looks like the only road available sometimes.
STOP! Be still for a while and ask those inner voices to wait with their mantras. Let all “normal” things fall away. Hold a space for rest and reconnection, for nurturing and being without doing, for well-BE-ing. Create your own “time-out” times. Create some STOP signs for your Self – and follow them.
1. Because you won’t be “efficient”, “successful”, “useful”, a “good mum/dad/husband/wife/friend/employee/employer” or anything else you want to be, if you are exhausted and overwhelmed and pushing your Self too hard. 2. Because we need humans on this planet who come up with sustainable, cooperative, life-supporting ways of living, in harmony and balance with life’s energies.
Why? Because otherwise, you will be… exhausted, depleted, not fun to be around and, in general, not getting anywhere. (Well, you will get somewhere, but most likely not where you want to be and where you will be well.)
So, please, consciously take some time to STOP. Step out of this old cycle.
Let things, let your Self calm down.
Do this often :)
Do your Self good, let your Self be…