Calm: a state of tranquility
Tranquility: quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet;serenity.
Any Mama, Papa or human being reading this knows that those two things are NOT found easily.
As much as I may try to simplify my life in hopes of avoiding a life full of running in circles, there still seems to be just too many of those days where I start running when I wake and don’t stop till I fall onto the bed at night ( at whatever crazy time if night that may be:)) …
Those are the days I wish I had a tattoo on my forehead that said ….
“Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” ~ unknown
Life seems to be moving so fast and I am learning quickly that the time I need to pray, meditate…my time to be in Nature, to breathe and to Just be…isn’t going to just get handed over to me.
I have reach out and take it….
I just do!
And this is why…
because even if I never took another moment for myself and just worked non-stop… chaotic moments like these would still find me…moments when everyone needs me at once, when the mess, laundry & to-do list are SCREAMING at me….
That’s just life….
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.” – John Burroughs
What I battle with and what many times steals my calm is the feeling that I “should” be doing so many other things besides sitting and just listening to nature, writing in my journal, or looking at a beautiful sunset.
The tranquility I find in those quiet moments is real, it is necessary and it’s what keeps me balanced, focused and able to continue to poor out love and energy to the people around me.
I have to be willing to stand up for myself
and make those moments however short they may be…. a priority.
“I am not selfish, I am human…”
~ Barefoot Mama
The Poetry of the Earth is never dead.” John Keats