Sometimes we need to take a step back. We hear the new buzz phrase, “Stand down.” In essence, we need to stop, breathe and let life go by as we step to the sidelines.
As on a highway, we let those in a hurry pass to the left while we hold steady and keep both eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel. Let them go on!
Let the hurried, the worried thoughts go as we reconnect to our Source. It is the giver of all life and our mainstay. We listen to the phrase,”Easy does it.”
We can remain in the slower lane as we reflect, refurbish and mostly remember. We can recall the fluid motion of our younger selves and how we were more fearless as we faced those new daunting tasks.
It seemed as if we were braver then because we were less aware of how fleeting this precious life can be. We were less likely to become petrified beings constantly searching for feelings of safety and security.
As we hold steady and rejuvenate, our confidence soars. We may move a little slower but with each breath, we are refreshed. We take in our surroundings in a more mindful manner. Each beautiful sunrise or sunset reminds us that we are still here.
We can hear the soft guidance of our loved ones and former teachers who are no longer visible to us. We can feel them nudging us in the right direction. We remember the many lessons they have taught us and we can review the roadmaps that they left behind for us to follow.
As we continue our journey, we relinquish what we no longer need. We let go of the old beliefs, attitudes and people who combine to hold us back. And when we are ready to move forward, we can confidently switch our speeds and flow into the faster traffic. We set our own paces to coincide with our comfort zones.
Maxwell Maltz wrote, “Man maintains his balance, poise and sense of security only as he is moving forward.”
Lynn M. August 22, 2016