"When you come patiently and silently home to yourself, you come into unity and into belonging."
John O'Donohue, excerpt from Anam Cara
I unplugged from all the electronics yesterday to give myself some space and silence to reflect and rejuvenate. It was lovely. I intend on doing this on a regular basis. Why, you might ask? Over the past year or so, I have noticed a rise in subtle feelings of overwhelm. Not that my life has such stress to warrant such feeling, so I have watched it with curiosity. I have also seen an increase in my online and "connected" time...often feeling a direct response of agitation on those particularly long days of computer time. (I don't think I am alone in this reaction.) I think it will be helpful to be more selective with my time and commitments by choosing a path with less external distraction. I don't know, but I will let you know. It may indeed allow more time to be really present in my life. More time, possibly, to create work like the recently completed "Elevate".
Elevate © 2012 Linda A. Miller