Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Learning to Be Still
I have a difficult time sitting still. I like to be moving and exploring and going. Somewhere, anywhere, often nowhere, just to be moving. I have hurt my back and so am forced to not only be still, but in fact to quite literally stop. I can only walk a few steps before the pain begins, so I am doing a lot of reading, writing, pondering. As I search the positive in this experience, I realize that this pain has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. As the time for my departure to New York approaches, I have thought of the many friends I want to visit, hikes to hike, walks to walk, adventures to have and places to explore. All actions that require me to move. Instead, I am basking in this forced exile and learning to just be.