Thanksgiving comes at a perfect time for me this year. Though there have been challenges and losses, which are part of life too, there have been many amazing miracles that I have experienced. So much growth, connection and love and for that, I am eternally grateful.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the “Doingness” of life and even though I absolutely love what I do, I also allow it to consume me sometimes and I forget about other important aspects in my life. I wake up early and jump on my computer instead of meditating or taking a walk. I roll over and pick up my iPhone to see if I need to tend to anything right away. I worry that I don’t have a beautiful photograph to put on Instagram for that day… or a good quote. If I’m not diligent in my daily practices, I will allow the technological neurosis of the times to set in and eat me up. So Thanksgiving and Hanukkah come at a great time…. I get to stop for a little bit and give my energy and love to reconnecting with people and I get to be social. I emerge from the bubble I’ve been in and I find myself really wanting to listen to others… hear about their stories, their lives…. as I have been so engulfed in my own.
It’s a balance… one that I am sure I will always struggle with… but I am learning that that too, is a part of life…. not the struggle, but the quest for balance… and I am grateful that at some point, I can feel the need for realignment and as I sit here writing this from my office, listening to the much needed rain, I am reminded that blogging and writing in my journal, are also a part of my daily balance practice.
Wishing you all a day of internal peace and joy.