moving in stillness
February 23, 2013 § 2 Comments
Life moves at inconsistent pacing and so within movement I crave stillness. I wake in anticipation of predictable rhythms only to move into the fray of disjointed busyness. In these moments of movement I reach into quiet corners of my mind and body for stillness to center my words and actions with greater intention. I stand with my feet stretched against the ground below, rooting me to something larger than myself. I borrow the strength of the world I am connected to so that I can relax into breaths that purge my heart and mind of emotions that clutter a deeper connection to self, allowing the quiet to remind me that I need not race forward into thought or deed before first standing still. There is no ceremony to my experience, only the acknowledgment that I must at once be less of myself and all of myself; connected to everything and centered in self awareness.