The year of 2022 has come to an end and it is time to reflect. If it’s one thing I have learned, it’s truly the importance of stillness. However, I have been anything but still. On the contrary, I have felt an urge to run around on high speed, to accomplish as many things on my to do list as I could manage and feeling the need to please those around me. There’s no doubt it has been quite a roller coaster ride. I have experienced highs and lows, influencing my health and well being, yet I have ignored and moved on with my busy schedule. Still, there comes a point where either your body warns you to slow down or there is a happening that makes you rethink the situation. For me that happened a week ago..
A twist on the plot I did not foresee, was breaking my ankle and spending my holidays at the hospital. I had envisioned a different way of ending my year. It was clear to me though to relax and not do any work, but still I would be occupied with planning and controlling as much as possible. However, now I had no other choice than to be still and take one thing at a time! It made me realize that plans can go to waste and that it is better to live sometimes in the unknown. But of course it is good to have plans, don’t get me wrong. We need a direction that motivates and moves us to take the necessary actions in order to reach our goals. Yet, we often forget to be still and take a pause. In most cases we realize it too late.
So how can we better ourselves and find more stillness in life? First, I would start looking at a time during the day where I have no commitments and can be still for a moment. In this way I can look inwards, listen better to my soul and its needs. At the same time I will lower my stress levels that will balance out my hormones.
So I encourage you this year to find more stillness and connect better with your intuition. Pause for a moment to reconnect and your path will clear up. This is what I’m aiming for this year, to be still in order for my soul to speak. May this year be our best year.