With the start of Fall, I find myself taking inventory: Along with the falling leaves, what do I need to let go of? As I look forward to the energy of the crisp air, what new beginnings stir within?
I've had quite a hiatus from this blog. And it is interesting how the rhythms of daily life can feel like an undertow. Continuously pulled along and perhaps a bit under by the tasks at hand - the day to day responsibilities of life.
When I say "pulled under", I mean automatically going along without pausing to ask:
- Am I connected to myself right now?
- Am I in alignment with my vision, my integrity, my core beliefs?
- Am I aware of my energy level, my needs, my emotions, my body?
As I see how many months have passed since I wrote I am aware of the cost of the undertow. I'd rather set my course, than be pulled along. I'm ready to pause and reset: to let go of being on automatic pilot; to let go of ignoring myself.
In this new beginning, I determine where I will set my focus. To engage with my feet firmly planted, feeling the earth underneath, grounding me in this moment, this day. So I can set my intention: what matters most to me today - right now?
Then yes, I must still attend to the tasks at hand - yet also make space for even the tiniest step towards my intention:
- pull up my website
- review my list of blog ideas
- watch/read to inspire
- spend 15 minutes free-hand writing
- gather photos to use
- remind myself it doesn't have to be brilliant or perfect, so just dive in!
We have the potential to create our lives - in each moment. We may stray, but we can always come back.