From the ebb and flow of the ocean to the rest and contractions of labor, the world, our bodies, nature exists in cycles. A colleague of mine shared with me an interesting theory: “We judge our successes based on a society that expects us to always be on.”
On, in this case, refers to our ability to produce. Our ability to put ourselves out there and take what is ours. The issue here is that we all work in cycles. Just as the sun rises and sets, there are cycles within us that we must follow. Sure, there is a time and place for our aggressive wins, but when we need rest, how do we measure that in our result-based society?
Rest is essential to maintain optimum performance during our go-get-’em cycle. If we do not take the time to replenish, we will overload our system and create stress or sickness. Our best option is to really begin to listen to our bodies and respect our cycles. All of our answers reside within us, yet we rarely take a moment to be still and listen.
Silence the incessant demands of your judgements and listen to the natural flow of your body. We are connected to the nature around us … Heck, we are nature! Be yourself and listen to your needs. If you need to rest … rest. If you need to create … create. If you need to smile … smile.
In honor of respecting our natural cycles, click here to view our Well-Life Maintenance Goals for January.
Welcome to Uplift at UPTOWN. If you are just joining us this week, my name is Anita Kopacz. I am an author and spiritual adviser with a passion to see people thrive! Collective energy possesses a divine power that can remove stubborn obstacles and open locked doors. My intention is to join our UPTOWN family in spirit and forge our return to healthy living. With the Well-Life Maintenance Program, together we will take small steps in four areas of our lives to improve our quality of living. The four areas include Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical. You can find more in my new book,Finding Your Way: Alphabetical Keys to the Divine. For more information please visit anitakopacz.com.