We are on our way home from 4 days away. Away from the routines, of school lunches, laundry and of work. Four days in a different place. Four days in the outdoors and with the tribe of our family.
Sometimes it had can be hard to find a way to stop, to take stock, to break the routines of life. As a mother, as a therapist, as a believer in the importance of being with experience, there are definitely times when I can find this a challenge as much as anybody else.
This past four days … the black oozing mud squelching through the soles of my shoes inviting me to abandon all footwear and allow the dark earth to stain my feet and skin, the sheets of rain and the dark thunderclouds encouraging me to take shelter and admire the lightening show, the warm balmy nights drawing me outside to happen upon the milky yellow moon rising above the horizon, the abundance of early morning bird song like a balm to my nervous system … it is in the rawness of nature, amongst the people that love me most, is where I recalibrate, this is where I restore, this is where I take a break and remember who I am…
For me, it is necessary, that I have these types of circuit breakers planned at regular intervals throughout the year…what do you do to take a break and remember who you are?
(Trained as a whole-body focussing oriented therapist, Sarah Sacks is an experienced counsellor, who often incorporates meditation in her work with clients struggling with anxiety)
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