Have you ever heard of the ‘busy bee’ syndrome? You know what I’m talking about… The never-ending feeling of always being ‘too busy’ and having too much to do?
I think that for most of us, this consumes the majority of our daily lives… And it’s exhausting! We all have enormous to-do lists, deadlines, meetings, goals to achieve, groceries to buy, bills to pay, kids to take care of, errands to run… The list could literally go on and on for days!
Not only that, but this incessant doing inevitably leads to incessant thinking about the doing. Our minds have become conditioned to constantly be thinking, dreaming, planning, organizing, preparing, analyzing, worrying, and stressing… Even when we aren’t ‘doing’ anything! In fact, the average person has about 60,000 thoughts a day, most of which are repeats from the day before! It’s almost like we’ve lost the ability to turn off the switch and just take a big breath of fresh air!
So you’ve gotta wonder… When does true rest really happen? When does all the madness stop? It’s this never-ending mental noise that actually prevents us from feeling… from being. We seem to be more like ‘human-doings’ rather than ‘human-beings’!
How much time do you really spend every day doing NOTHING and not thinking about ANYTHING? How much time do you allow yourself to really just BE?
Now, if this is a new concept to you, you might be thinking to yourself, ‘But why on earth would I want to do nothing? That would be boring!’ To the busy mind, this would definitely seem boring. Your mind wouldn’t have anything to keep it going or to keep it busy. It would be forced to just rest… And the mind isn’t used to doing such a thing!
But when you allow yourself to just be… to just relax, be still, be present, and think about nothing, that’s when the real magic happens. That’s when you can sink into something much deeper within yourself. When the mind softens and thinking becomes less frequent, you can really start to feel true peace.
I have to say, I’ve been quite the busy bee over the last few weeks myself. Not only did I work many long hours, but I spent much of my free time thinking and talking about all of the work I had to do! And this weekend, I realized something… I wasn’t taking enough time for myself to just be. So I decided to spend a few hours alone at the park, staring at the ocean, meditating, and breathing… And it was such a beautiful experience! Everything slowed down and I was able to really feel my connection to life again.
It’s truly amazing what can happen when you take time out of your busy schedule to spend time alone and just ‘be’. It’s during these times that I feel the most blissful, the most at peace, and the most love! When you let yourself just be and you stop listening to the madness of the mind, you can really start listening to your body…
And I’m not referring to the outward, physical nature of your body. I’m talking about your ‘inner body’, your being… The one you can only feel when you allow yourself to BE, when you’re completely immersed in the present moment. If you close your eyes and focus on it, you can feel this subtle aliveness vibrating throughout each and every cell. And within this inner body, lies the doorway or the entrance to a world that exists beyond the physical form. THIS is your access point to everything you truly want in life… love, freedom, joy, and peace.
It’s virtually impossible to feel this part of yourself though when you’re stressed, busy, or letting your mind run-a-muck with thought after thought after thought, bouncing around from the past to the future, but never really resting in the present.
So that’s why I want to encourage you to spend some time this week focusing on your inner body and allowing yourself to be a human ‘being’, no matter what your schedule looks like! Spend some time alone in silence, in nature, or somewhere nourishing to you. And just *be present*, *feel*, *breathe*. Let go of any expectations, or judgments, or ideas… Just BE!
The more you practice this, the more bliss and peace you will feel in your life, trust me on this one! It’s like you’re resting in that place within yourself that is already infinitely at peace… And there’s no better way to truly rejuvenate than to get a little taste of that!
I’m going to set the intention to take time for myself every single day, no matter how much I have to do or no matter what’s going on around me. Sometimes we just need little reminders to help us get back on track and help us see the bigger picture of what’s truly important in life!
So let me know if you’re ready to commit to yourself! Are you ready to spend some time BEING this week?
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Enjoy YOURSELF today… There’s so much to enjoy about you!! ;-)