I do not choose to be Still. I am hardly ever Still, in fact. Movement keeps me young. Dance, yoga, walking, traveling, even riding my motorcycle. I am a force in motion. And ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you — I am NEVER Silent
Until I am.
The Universe will stop me dead in my tracks every so often. And here I sit — in Stillness. Because even walking across the room will bring on coughing fits and air hunger. It’s the physical and psychological version of a Human Shock Collar. But if I sit in Stillness— I can breathe.
There will be Silence today as well. My own personal retreat as the coughing has taken my voice but gifted me with broken blood vessels on my face and neck. A visual reminder to move less, speak less, rest more. Just Be.
Today is devoted to Stillness and Silence. I will sit and be. I will allow the world to pass me by today. I will trust The Universe to take care of those I cannot take care of. I will trust the people I love to care for me when I cannot take care of myself. I will trust the Stillness and Silence to heal me.
I will Rest. As I am commanded to do. I will not fight the inevitable.
“Breathe In. Breathe Out.”
This is my mantra today. I am reminded it should be my mantra every day.