Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A new year and finding balance

It's the beginning of the New Year and as I take a moment to reflect upon the year that was, I realise that I have lost my balance.

It’s so easy to get caught up in things. Life gets busy. The last year was hectic, which was to be expected. I managed to build my brand, fulfill my dream of selling at a market, travel to Sri Lanka. But somewhere along the way I lost little bits of me. There was a lot of change and adjustment last year, most of it, unwelcoming. It's been hard and challenging in ways I cannot begin to describe and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about simple and uncomplicated, mindful living. To rid myself of the unnecessary things in life and to focus more on the nourishing.  

Dambulla Cave Temple, Sri Lanka

As much as I crave those things in my life, I can never seem to get to that “place” because I am constantly seeking new territories and adventures; it’s very hard for me to sit still. My mind is constantly onto the next thing. Being creative can be a curse sometimes. I am fuelled by others yet, through all of the colours, sounds, shapes and the drive I have to do more, I yearn to have peace, simplicity and the feeling of being mentally clutter-free.

How can I get these things that I desire so much, despite how busy my life is? How can someone who can’t sit still have space enough to think, breathe, reflect and enjoy the moment? Get me on a plane, to another destination, and I will be in that “place”. I will let everything go. I will smile, breathe, relax and live in the moment. Travel is restorative for my soul and heart, but I can't travel all of the time. How do I find that balance that my heart and soul needs right now?  

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