Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Quiet Contemplation::5

I have been thinking that I should slow down.
Stop working so much around the house.
Stop filling each day with a to-do list that leaves me exhausted.
But then I just do the same old same old day after day.

Today I awoke with an achy back.
That didn't stop me.
I was out weeding the garden.
I just had to. It was super windy and I
knew there wouldn't be any mosquitoes.

An hour later my hips, knees and elbows hurt.
I could do no more.
I had an Epsom salts bath.
I did an hour of gentle yoga.
I had lunch and then read my
Taproot magazine.
I took a leisurely walk with Athena.
I sat on the hammock swing.

I guess if I won't do what I know to do
my body will make me.
Some lessons are harder to learn.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

I hope you're feeling better now. Yes, some lessons are harder to learn. Do you like Taproot magazine? I think it sounds like something I'd enjoy too.