I'm having one of those days when I don't really know what to write but I feel like I should write something. There's this little irritating, bossy voice that is saying that today is Wednesday and you usually post on Wednesday, so, get on it.
Fortunately I know better than to follow the voices of should (not that I always listen to the part of me who knows better)...but I know that when the shallow, constricted breathing, grippy, graspy, trying-to-grab-on-to-something feeling comes, I simply (and not so simply) need to let go--go for a run, step away, take some deep breaths...go out & play. I know that inspiration usually bubbles up when I'm in the midst of something, when I show up real & present & mindful--when I remember to give myself space to breathe. When I grab on & try to control, I'm left frustrated and drained.
So, having said that, I think I'll go put on my running shoes and head out to my favorite trail. My body is telling me to get outside and move and, on this 41st day of Learning to Love This Body of Mine, the least I can do is listen.
What are you listening to today?
P.S: I will be taking a mini break from this space to go do my Hood to Coast run--see you back here next week!