Last week, a client and I were having a conversation in a session. We all tell our stories, but, like in a counseling session… maybe we are there to UN-tell our story as we sift through the body’s issues.
We are unraveling the way things appear with someone else to witness and listen to “how it was”… letting it go to make way for a new perspective, a new paradigm.
One of my many jobs I have had was a house cleaner. People would hire me to come in to wipe, clean and sanitize surfaces. Often there were layers of dust and sometimes downright disgusting things for me to do.
But, often when I came, they would find the motivation to go through papers, laundry, boxes, bags, closets, rooms… along side me, to sort and organize. It was great to have camaraderie as they found strength to conquer piles that had vexed them for ages. It wasn’t my stuff, so it was easy…
It’s a whole ‘nother ball game when it’s yours and you have too much going on and too busy to stop and organize and sift. With our busy lifestyles in modern times, we start out pacing ourselves as we run faster and motivate ourselves to push harder than what is really comfortable.
As a mother, I know this all too well. Now that the kids have gone back to school, I am running some with work, but I also get to work on and bring up to date everything on my to do list.
How did it get this crazy?!
Instead of beating myself up, I rest when I can. I organize a pile when I can. I take time to exercise when I can. … and try to get some order back into my day-to-day life.
Running past what is comfortable shouldn’t be a daily occurrence. There has to be a balance. I have come to realize just how damaging stress is to the psyche and body over the last year and am coming to terms with what I need to do.
Time to head off to another pile, or a massage for me as I de-clutter- inside and out.
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