“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” — Ram Dass
Talking to captains or sailors while watching boats gently bob up and down moored safely inside the protective bay, I find they all have stories of their adventures at sea to freely share. Just outside the cove are the currents of adventure waiting for them to re-enter. But for no, it’s time for rest, security, and restocking.
Being able to find a safe harbor to reorient and ready yourself is extremely valuable. To be in a heightened state of awareness is powerful and exciting, but to never come down can be depleting. Life will always be waiting for you to re-enter its currents of adventure. You must replenish and strengthen yourself with nourishment of the soul by stepping out of the currents of your activities. Catch your breath, let your guard down, and reorient your course by checking your inner map to make sure you are still moving in your life’s direction. Refuel, do the repairs, adjust, clean up, renew, then set sail. Life’s adventures are waiting!
Reflection: When it was your time in life to rest, how did you not rest, and what price did you pay? Where is your next cove, so you know your next rest is on the horizon?
Affirmation: I surrender to my rest!