Breathe in.Breathe out.Repeat, until the pain goesAway, they say.Repeat, until the whirlwindStops blowing, andThe earth stopsCrumbling underYour feetAnd your heart stopsThrowing itselfAgainst the groundWith expectations you setBeyond what your heartWill endure.Breathe in likeIt is your only breath.Breathe out likeYou are already whole.Repeat. Even as youFeel nothing, yetFeel everythingAt the same time.
The end of 2020 was a period of intense internal assessment and growth for me. I know the repercussions of that time will continue to flow through my entire life, as the knowledge I gained provides me with a foundation to build myself upon. Through that time my ambitions around personal growth shifted significantly. IContinue reading “Accepting the Ordinary.”
I learnt the hard way that ‘sucking it up’ doesn’t work. Not long term. Whether it is a physical or mental ailment, eventually all that hard work pushing through the pain will return. When it comes back, it won’t just knock on your front door, it will burst open the door and you won’t haveContinue reading “Do Not Suck It Up.”
With the current world situation, many life plans have been disturbed, lifestyles have been dramatically altered and even as an essential worker (where the only real workplace change I’ve experienced is work hour adjustments) I feel the increased stress and turbulence myself through the impact it has on my family and friends. More than ever,Continue reading “Perfectionism”