When women are giving birth in the hospital they are often told to hold their breath and PUSH WITH FORCE.A holistic approach to birthing calls for relaxation, breathing, and release during a time of intensity and swift change.
When I try to push through as a means to an end my efforts ultimately fail me. I feel more in synch when I release what doesn’t serve me and instead embrace what feels natural.
There are so many times in my life when I have pushed myself to do something even when another part of me was saying, REST, BREATHE, AND RELEASE.
It’s getting easier to see the signs (RED FOR STOP) that tell me to slow down, breathe, reassess.
- feeling at loose ends
- scratchy throat
- and more…
I can also see the signs that tell me, it’s a GO! MOVE AHEAD WITH EASE…
- in flow
What are your GO and STOP signs?
I believe that everything in life can be approached playfully.
Approaching life as a playful journey helps me to keep moving ahead especially when life is filled with major challenges or what my husband calls, anything that comes from left field (or the unexpected).
Do you see your life as an adventure that sets you on center stage creating positive change for yourself and others?
Visualize yourself walking down a path lined with stepping stones. At first, you find yourself in a garden filled with spring flowers. As you continue you find yourself at the top of a set of stairs. You stop for a minute to catch your breath and then you take one of many steps down the stone stairs. At the bottom of the stairs you see a large double, wooden door to your right. The door has antique handles. You step forward and open the door. Once inside you walk forward and see another passage to your left that takes you to a large stone-walled room. In the middle of the room there is a desk with a large, high-backed chair just right for you to sit in and write. You walk around the desk and sit in the chair. You look up and find that someone is approaching you.
Who is approaching?
How do you feel as you sit in the chair?
What are the stumbling blocks that have kept you from what you desire?
What steps can you take to move forward as a writer, as a playful spirit, as a creator?