The Art and R’s of Resting

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Coleen's Blog | 1 comment

After weeks and months of tremendous output, what do I really need? I know in my head that the natural cycle of creating and successfully manifesting my ideas into the world requires energy and at the end of the cycle I need a rest. This is a natural flow, however, as a task oriented person this creates a bit of internal anxiety. What to do? I  slow down and tune into my heart. I acknowledge  my habit of striving towards the next project, the next list. I focus on my breath and embrace the uncertainty of the space in-between.

Such was my dilemma  at 3 am one sleepless morning. I was playing with R words to conjure up the idea of the Art of Resting; Rest, Relaxation, Rejuvenation, Replenishment, Regeneration, Retreat, Renewal and then Run as in -“Run Away” came to top of mind.

We  “ran away” from home for a brief interval giving ourselves permission to leave the “to do list” behind as well as numerous other wonderful distractions and embraced the Art and R’s of Resting.

What does the Art of Resting mean to you?