I have been working out of the rat race for nearly a year, nearly a full season cycle. Winter is indeed coming (thanks Game of Thrones)...so to the turning in, and the recognition of the difference in my life this coming winter to the last.
I left a very full on, full time, adrenal draining environment a year ago and I have replaced it with a nurturing, strengthening and stimulating world of my own making. I spend my days thinking, writing and being. I choose to meet and network, have cups of teas with interesting people and talk about inspiring topics. I have created an office of my local beach where I go and contemplate, and thanks to mobile technology, make some phone calls and emails. I am learning and loving the ‘Essence of Ease’.
Am I afraid I’ll slow too much? Not be able or willing to go again? Not at all. In this busy busy, more more, bigger bigger world of ours so many of us seem unwilling to give ourselves the time and the space to relax to truly be at ‘ease’ fearing if we do we’ll never start again. I am learning how wrong that is. Given Seneca coined “luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”, I am doing the preparation and creating the opportunities; it is exhilarating energy producing stuff and I am very grateful for it. Am I lucky? – you bet! Every day we have a choice. A choice to remember that we have inside of us the ability to know, the reason to understand and the wherewithal to discover what actually matters at any given point in time. We have a choice to swim in the soup or to put our attention on the difference, on the change, on the new. Its just a turn of attention.
5/21/2013 11:55:31 am
Such wise thoughts and active words. I am thinking that there are two lively spirits out there; parents cheering your choices!
5/22/2013 06:55:51 am
It was both comforting and inspiring to read this. I have four more days of full time paid work - also at times quite frantic - in the same organisation that you left. It is the end of my full time career but feels such a right place to be. The Botanical Gardens will be my version of your beach, and also the quiet morning coffee shops in the inner city suburb where I live. Cheers, Merryn :)
5/22/2013 08:11:28 am
Thanks Kate. All the best with the change in your life. The botanical gardens sound like a wonderful 'office'.
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