Finding Zen and taking a break
These days many of us can get caught out feeling overwhelmed, drained, fearful, exhausted.
There is so much going on and everything we do demands so much more protocol
and the worry of the risk involved.
Yet we have to carry on and look to the positive and the glass half full idea
even as we can feel dragged down. Sometimes we can feel a bit like Rabbit:
“Nothing’s working.” said Rabbit.
“Have you tried unplugging?” asked Bear.
“I don’t plug in anywhere.” said Rabbit.
“Yes you do.” said Bear. “You’re plugged into the world around you.”
“Oh.” said Rabbit, giving this some thought. “How do I unplug then?”
“Close your eyes, let your muscles relax and listen only to the sound of yourself breathing in and out.” said Bear.
“After a while, when you feel ready, plug back in, and try again.”
Tara Shannon, Julian Gough and Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
whose wrok I have studied for years and am very grateful for.