Think of your body for a moment. Your structural integrity is in the magnificent geometry of your bones. Your bones give you stability & strength. They hold us firm when the wind blows, and allow us to announce ourselves as upright, powerful beings of action in the world. When compared to the rest of our physical being, however, they are rather stagnant, dense, and rigid in form.
It is the rest of us that creates fluidity, expansion, contraction, bending, rolling, and softness. It is in the rest of us that we adapt, shift, and flow.
Now consider your energy. For most of us, we’d love our energy to be less bone and more water (65% of the human body on average is water). Adaptable yet powerful; intuitive yet purposeful.
Perhaps as a “perk” of living in the modern world, our energy can often feel hectic, depleted, fragmented, and chaotic. Consider that as quickly as your thoughts change, as does your state of being.
And then we remember. Re * Member that we are more than our thoughts, and that our thoughts are choice. And thus, when we “feel” sub-optimal, we can use practices and rituals to smooth our energy & tap into the rivers and channels of our whole Self to restore flow.
Because we are glorious humans who are well trained in academia and poorly trained in self optimization, most of us are victim to our thoughts and thus, feel stressed, fatigued, and overwhelmed more than we might like.
Can you use your stress as a barometer versus a reaction? When you feel it, pause. What wisdom do you need to re*member? Can you feel into the soft tissue of your body, sense your breath, and lean into space versus density? When we do this, we sense our entire being; body, spirit, and mind, rhythmically harmonizing together.
In this state, we walk lightly through the world – still creating results and enjoying pursuits, competing in sports, going after big opportunities, & taking risks – but always coming back to a state of fullness and bliss.
Bliss doesn’t have to wait until all the checks are complete on the to-do. We can learn to bring fluidity and grace to all moments. With Patience. With Practice. With Belief.