Over the centuries, since our species evolved, people have been required to work! Though a great deal of this is naturally about survival, millions have been slaves to benefit others, or put in situations where working seven days a week was the normal state of being (this still happens today, to a lesser degree). In many cases these individuals did not have the quality of life and freedom of expression we have today. Relaxation was a practice few had time for. Sleep would have been the only serenity in a harsh life. In the last few centuries change has occurred with one or two days leave each week and shorter working hours for some. Now we have a little time to pursue our hobbies or discover the relaxation techniques that keeps us balanced.
Without relaxation we are machines taking one step after another. With relaxation the heart and mind have time to contemplate that deeply spiritual part of ourselves. From that centeredness comes something magical – the beauty, peace and energy to take your life in extraordinary new directions. But before any of this can happen you have to find out what kind of peacefulness works for you? Those that practiced meditation or yoga know how to find it, but if that’s not right for you try sitting in a natural setting like a creek, beach or park and just listen. You might find that a light afternoon nap make you feel refreshed, maybe tinkering in a shed creates the peace you need or time in the garden? What’s important is that you feel relaxed and you have communication with your inner self, from there the senses are heightened and the magic begins.
Sharon D Bush
Writer Historian Artisan Sage
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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).