Thursday, December 23, 2010
Who Restores You?
So after having crashed my system, I managed to come down with a cold yesterday. Yuck. So I'm off the bike entirely until I get over this and I'm taking the time to reflect on the restorative and healing process and those whom we seek out when we are wounded.
It's easy to remember the people who get us excited, inspired and ramped up to do things because they are the larger-than-life people. The ones who instantly fill up a room with their personalities, enthusiasm and ideas. And those are the people I am usually off chasing like a small dog after a car. There is so much energy and excitement that you can't help but be caught up in the whirlwind and the feeling that you can accomplish almost anything! I am so fortunate because my life is filled with these awesome people and I gibber about them constantly.
But after I fly out of the whirlwind and fall to earth with a big thud, who is it that calms and soothes my owies and my shorted-out brain? My Yogi, that's who. She is one of those people in the back of the room who you may not notice at first but when you walk into her space, you feel a definite calming presence. She is always there providing quiet encouragement and asking me what I need. Every week I go to her house for a magical restoring session with a couple of good friends and walk out feeling calm and recharged and restored. If you ever get a chance to take a yoga class with Anita Farrah I highly recommend it! She is also my dear friend and fellow artist and I am lucky to have her in my life.
So take a minute and remember to thank those quiet-yet-oh-so-supportive people in your life!