Shutdown

When we have a period where we are lacking energy or enthusiasm for something, rather than fight it, embrace it.

It is a sign to take a break, do something different or actually do nothing.

The challenge comes when we resist it and fight our own body. That only ends up one way, not being well physically and mentally. We get stuck in a downward spiral of resistance and fighting that leads to becoming more exhausted and on edge.

Our conditioning says ‘soldier on’, ‘keep going’ and ‘don’t give up’…all these are ‘macho’ themes of the ego.

We all need to pause, stop for a while, refresh and take care of ourselves and as soon as we feel it, just go with it, relax and shutdown. While we are relaxing, newness comes and we can then take on fresh opportunities without feeling run down and exhausted. Our light from within shines again.

Walk lightly

Walk lightly on this earth
Step with peace
Notice the world
Smell the air
Breathe in the atmosphere

Smile to another
Laugh at the situation
Skip and jump
See the birds
Touch the trees

Walk lightly on this earth
There is no rush
Enjoy where you are
Don’t hurry to the next place
Be in this moment

Walk lightly on this earth
Be at one with all that is
Walk lightly on this earth
And do not burn it
Walk lightly on this earth
It is where our soul is now
Walk lightly on this earth
Be at one with nature and learn