Just relax already.
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I know, I know...there's no time to relax. There's too much work, needy kids and partners, things to learn, complete and accomplish. There's literally ZERO time to just do this ☝️
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I get that. I have a pile of books that keep growing, waiting to be read. I've got too many emails and messages waiting for me to respond to, the thought of going to the gym nagging at me and all sorts of work and commitments that are always quietly tapping me on the shoulder to acknowledge them. And sometimes I do...but I really like when I don't! When and where can you blow off a couple things that are maybe not essential right now? Where can you steal 10 or 30 or 60 minutes in your day just to BE?
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Every so often (and it's happening more and more) I give myself the gift of just relaxing..I give myself the treat that is time to just do a whole lot of nothing! I set down all the stuff that I've been lugging around in my literal bag, and also the "bag" that is my heart and mind and body. I put my body in a bed, or on a bench or a beach or a park or a sauna or anywhere else that feels kind of stress-less, and just lay there for a bit. I leave my phone in my pocket, I don't even pull out a book or an iThingie. I just soak in the sky and the birds or the bricks next to me. I let myself ponder the nature and grace of God in everything within and without of my awareness, even though it feels like a philosopher's koan, or a rich man's luxury. I let my heart and mind and soul dance freely, without getting caught in too many earthly things. I deliberately relax all my muscles -- from my feet to my jaw, and take a few big sighs. I tell myself I have nowhere to go, and nothing to do (even if, in the back of my mind, I know I sort of do). I just give my nerves a rest for a bit to enjoy the immense and absurd nature of this crazy life/reality thing I've so generously been given.
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So, would you take a little chill pill sometime today? Even 5 minutes can be just what you needed. It's medicine, and it's completely and absolutely free!

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