Stillness, prayer, meditation, whatever name you give to it is the number one tool for survival. It brings a sense of balance, perspective and a way to play witness to our lives. When we sit in the madness of the every day, it is hard to really get a baseline on what is actually going on. In this illusion we think we can do it all and I believe we can as long as we stop and reevaluate.
This past weekend I took some time to get off the grid and just be. I found a level of gratitude and blessing I was not feeling the week before. Life has a way of getting us all twisted and unbalanced. I found that stillness was the best thing for me. Now when I talk about stillness I do not mean being locked in a dark room somewhere although that might work but for me is was as simple as:
1. Staying off the computer
2. Making home-made meals
3. Spending quality time
4. Listening to my soul
5. No cell phone
I stayed connected with the people that embodied the same qualities I needed to stay in that stillness. I offer this information as a tool. When the every day becomes burdensome remember to stop, take a breath and take yourself off the grid to regroup. Trust me all the crap will still be there when you return but you will be a well oiled machine to handle it.