I was talking to a friend the other day, we were both moaning on about not being able to keep up with all of the emails coming into our inbox, we were both avoiding TV and the news. I admitted that I am craving quiet, I am craving slowness, I am craving rest. In pre-pandemic days I would have probably long since booked a vacation and set off to some tropical island that would help me with all of those things, just by showing up. Me with my fast-paced life landing in a place that simply does not have that quick rhythm but a rhythm all its own. I realized that I am going to have to create that slow rhythm in my here and now.
I see a huge value in this endeavor obviously, learning to slow down in my everyday world will serve me to do this more regularly perhaps before I reach exhaustion, but it is more than that.
Right now, our world feels like nothing but shouting voices with everyone trying to be heard, yelling over top of each other with no one really getting to the valuable bits of any need or longing, just people trying to be heard. That is not a field of noise that I care to participate in.
I am craving introspection, time to sit and connect with the deepest parts of me and listen. I am craving time to write from those depths, time to vision on my life, my purpose, how I can be of service in a meaningful way. It is from this need that I am going to take a short break from this blog. There will be one less piece of wisdom to digest in a very noisy world during this time which feels like that might be needed by everyone as we all try our best to make sense of our world.
I will begin blogging again in December when it feels right, I know that I will know if that makes sense.
My hope for all of you is that you remain safe, remember all of the things to be thankful for, find your own peace and calm amidst the chaos of the world and enjoy a Thanksgiving filled with love and gratitude.
I will be here diving into my own peace and calm. I will see you all again in December.