Today I’m sitting in Starbucks drinking a nice hot latte. I used to come here by myself all the time to unwind and relax. I’m not sure why I gave it up. On a day like this, it’s nice to be in a place where there is nothing to do. Nothing to clean, no responsibilities, no nothing. Just sitting here with a drink in my hand, free of thought is a therapy I had almost forgotten. We all need an escape sometimes. We need a place to go where we can simply just be. It feels fantastic. I hope you find a moment to yourself today to regroup and re-energize. It’s hard to remember to take care of yourself when you’re always busy worrying and taking care of others.
Sometimes, we come to a point in our lives when everything catches up. It is in this moment that we feel weighed down with fatigue and inspiration gets snuffed out. That is a signal in this house to jump in the car and take an hour drive for some good old fashioned therapy in nature. That is exactly what we did today.
There is something very rewarding in climbing a difficult path to the top of a small mountain. With every step, I could not deny how similar this climb is to a difficult situation in life. One foot in front of the other they say. Well, I guess they’re right. It was hot and tiring and believe me there were times I wanted to just turn around and start back down the path. But, I dug down deep and walked a little faster with a little more focus and once I got to the top….
As I sat there on the highest rock I could safely climb to, I thought about some of my lessons from yoga. I felt the wind blow through me as I rooted down onto the rock. The wind was fierce today, but I felt solid as I sat there taking in the beautiful view. I thought about how long and difficult this past week has been. I was also reminded that if you fight your way through the difficult paths, the view at the top will be worth the struggle. So, that is the lesson here for me today. Let the things that don’t serve your higher purpose blow through. Don’t hold onto them, let them go. Leave room for all the positive, inspiring things and feel the weight of the world lift as you let the rest just blow away. There is nothing more powerful that sitting at the top of world, surrounded by the beauty that is always around us. Sometimes, we just have to climb high enough to see it.