In the rush of our daily lives it is easy to forget something.
Something very important.
That affects our lives in a very fundamental way.
Yet it is so easy to lose in the face of our responsibilities.
And to ignore our own needs.
Even the most important need we have.
Which is to take time for ourselves.
To take a moment and pause.
And to breathe.
To take a few minutes and unwind from the tension of the day.
Stopping our activity for a few minutes.
Centering ourselves and being quiet.
Cutting out the input of screens, phones, and other people.
Making some space in out busy hectic lives to spend some time with ourselves.
This is no small thing.
Indeed, one of the most important things for us to do is to know how we truly feel about something.
Even about our lives.
To feel the love we have.
And sink into that connection.
Or notice the pain we carry.
And how that pain affects us throughout the day.
We need only to give it some space and time to bubble up from the unconscious.
Yet we rush around from work to home to friends to family to chores to responsibilities without taking a moment to just feel where we are at.
To notice the way we are carrying ourselves.
Both internally and externally.
Taking a few precious moments to just sit and do nothing can be the most fruitful thing we do all day.
Do you take time in your life to just be?
What can you do to create some space and have a practice of just being still?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour