I have not been meditating as much lately. In fact maybe only once a week versus one to two times a day. I have still found alternative ways to unwind and provide self-care, such as coloring in my coloring book. But over the last couple days I have noticed my voice growing quieter when I spoke and responding slower to questions directed toward me.
While I may have felt I was getting adequate quiet time in other ways, my body and subconscious mind knew the difference. It needed that space of rest and quiet to process. My mind was becoming like the tree in the picture with so many thoughts going in different directions it was getting hard to stay in the moment. So last night I took that time.
This morning I initially woke feeling anxious but have now returned to that quiet space. Hearing the subtle sound of the rain dripping from leaves onto the gutters brings me back to this present moment. There is a busy day ahead but right now I am here and that is enough.
I'm grateful to have reconnected to the quiet. I'm grateful that I listened to the signs and my body and took time to meditate. I'm grateful for how rejuvenating it can be to go within and embrace that silence. I'm grateful for the soft drops of rain that are quiet reminders of this present moment. And I'm grateful to feel back in my center again.
When was the last time you took a moment out of your hectic day to meditate or be in your own quiet space? How does it feel for you, sitting in that space of quiet? How does it compare to when you do not take that time?
May today bless us with remembering to take time in silence. May we find comfort and rejuvenation waiting for us there. Have a beautiful day!