It might seem strange – to speak about ‘giving myself permission’ – to do anything – yet I have found that it really is sometimes necessary for me – to do just that – I need to allow myself – to do those things that maybe simply don’t come naturally to me.
‘Resting’ – is one of those things.
I have a tendency to always want to be ‘on the go’ – always busy doing something – not just working – but finding myself busy with crafts – gardening – painting – writing etc. – all these are things that I enjoy – yet – at times I allow them to fill up my days.
Yesterday – my body was tired – it was telling me to slow down – to rest. I love this quote – “If you listen to your body when it whispers – you won’t need to hear it scream”
It was a beautiful day – the sun was shining – it’s rays warm on my body – so – I listened – and ‘gave myself permission’ – to respond – to relax – to rest – and in doing so – found the quiet ‘good for my soul’ too.
There are times when I feel as though I’m not using my time wisely – if I just rest – do nothing – yet these are so often the times that my body – mind – and soul need rest the most.
I can function better – if I listen to my heart – if I respond to that inner nudge – telling me to allow myself to slow down – to relax.
So – I spent a wonderful day – sitting in the warmth of the sun – allowing the quiet to settle over my spirit – drinking in the scents wafted on the gentle breeze – and – I felt refreshed – glad that I had’ given myself permission’ – to simply ‘be’.
Blessings – Lois
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Like you said about the body whispering and screaming, I firmly believe if we don’t listen to our body telling us to relax, we’ll get some kind of illness that forces us to slow down!
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