So, I am reminded how easy it is to be distracted from things that are important to me. Doing the things that keep me healthy and centered took a back seat to family needs this month, and I can feel the impact this has had on my energy level, creativity, and general mood. The vision of the mother overwhelmed by all that is on her plate, too busy to take care of herself, is a cliche at this point, I know. I will not take time to describe her once again, or explore why she exists -- I (we) just do. The Buddhists have a meditation practice of gently, non-judgmentally returning your attention to your breath when you realize your mind has wandered, and that is what I will do today as we begin a new month: gently and mindfully I will exercise, write, and maybe even take a nap!
When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world,
we lose connection with one another -- and ourselves.
~ Jack Kornfield