From a very early age we are taught that patterns and schedules are important. There is no doubt of the significance and steadiness that they provide, however, there is something missed when that nature overides the ability to take yourself off the beaten path to be open to whatever comes your way.
Yesterday, I took a detour from my regular schedule to make time to sit down with an new-old friend (you know, the one you haven’t known quite so long but feel like you’ve known forever).
This time was magical. All of the stuck places in heart and soul felt vulnerable and seen as she listened to me and I listened to her. We cried alot. We laughed immeasurably. (It was better than Cats!…just kidding…sort of). We left one another longer in patience and lighter in spirit.
During a time when voices from the outside are loud and frightening, it is super important to conciously disengage from your daily course as a means to re-engage with getting your mind, body and spirit on the same page. This could present itself in many ways like meeting with a friend, making a cup of tea, taking a walk, doodling on a page, daydreaming or listening to some good music.
Here at TYC, in addition to our daily online classes, we also have series on the horizon that will offer you opportunities to take yourself away from the daily tempo. We invite you to go slower, delve deeper, listen closer and have a conversation with the voices and parts of your body that both frighten you and free you.
Take the time to meet the new-old friend within yourself.
“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”
– William Arthur Ward
Sharon and Your TYC Tribe
(Photo Cred: Decordova Museum)