Do you rush and hurry, barely pausing to notice your feelings, your surroundings, your present moment?
Do you live in the future as you drive, worrying, stewing, planning your shopping list, hoping you will get there in time, trying to beat the lights, pass the slow mover and get ahead?
Have you checked your stress levels lately?
It is valuable to slow down and breathe deeply to pay attention to your body, your surroundings, to live more in tune with how you were created. You might not get there fast but you’ll get there feeling calm and centered.
Even though you can do this, you weren’t created to hurtle headlong down divided highways at 70 mph or faster… This causes stress.
Even though you can do this, you weren’t created to sit in a chair and stare at a glowing screen 8 or more hours each day, packed into cubicles with others like cows in a dairy barn. This causes stress.
Even though you can do this, you were not made to handle constant loud noise and environmental chemicals in your food, pollution in your air and water. This causes stress.
Humans have adapted to the conditions of modern life but with the side effects of anxiety, addiction, high stress levels, and alienation. Are these conditions worth the price?
To relieve some of the stress of your life here & now, and regain some inner peace, bring your awareness to your heart, body, and breath. Let yourself be with no agenda. Lay under the moon and stars. Do simple things that connect you with the Earth.