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Friday, June 14, 2013

Getting Grounded

Have you ever found yourself thrown into something entirely new in your life, like a new job, a new lover, a new home, and notice you're sometimes feeling sort of lost and/or slightly dazed?

In the past 3 months, my immediate life has completely changed.  It is truly entirely different.  An opposite location, different close-by friends, entirely different jobs, different weather, different bills, different people, etc., etc.  It's amazing what a whirlwind this has all been.  I notice that I don't have a second to focus, not one second (hence why I haven't made an appearance here in a month).  It's truly unbelievable to me.  I'm not sure my life has ever been this upside down and right side up at the same time ever.  And it's all wonderful!  I am able to enjoy every moment.  This last year has proven to me that, beyond when life begins and ends, we really do carry our lives in our own hands.  And we each are responsible for our own happiness and for the choices we make.

And yet, no matter how much I am enjoying living like this, I couldn't live the rest of my life in this untamed wild manner or I'd end up losing what's most important to me.  And, as I settle in, I realize it is time to get grounded, to bring my focus back to myself, my space and my heart.  (Thank goodness for Yoga.)

How to do this?  Pick an old habit that you've done on your own for many years that you haven't given yourself the time for lately.  A habit that reminds you of who you are and what your ultimate goals are.  And notice, while you're in the midst of this project, how you feel, where your mind is, what it's like to do something familiar even in an unfamiliar place.  

It may not be imperative to always know who you are and to always be grounded in your ways, but it is quite necessary to love yourself and to be aware of where you are as you travel through your life.  Find your presence in every day.  Acknowledge what you've accomplished in your life, what you're working toward now and whether your dreams are coming true.  

As I write this blog, an old habit of mine, I realize my childhood dreams have come true.  And since, they have created so many more opportunities and given me so many more dreams to live for.  

If you can find the ground and stand up on it, you will see that life is so very much worth living.

Find the Earth, grow roots and stand up tall using the support the world provides you.