Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Right here, right now...

Lately I've felt a little overwhelmed by things. I can't seem to get on top of things or finish things perfectly. The mess surrounds me daily reflecting my own state of mind. I'm worrying about things I can't control. I can't sleep because my mind is racing...

The thing is, some of this stress has come from crazy exciting things coming my way. Things that move me forward to places I want to be.

Is it possible to want to stand still and run forward at the same time?

Apparently so.

Anyway I realised that one of the things that brings me back into balance is to stop and look at the little things right here right now. I know this and yet for some reason I've been resisting it. I've been to busy spinning instead...

My garden is teaching me so much about myself and how to approach life so I'm retreating there...

To step off the ride and put my feet back firmly on the ground...

It's teaching me that:

What is growing in front of me right now is a direct reflection of the work and preparation I put in previously...
I just had to be patient...


Each year I learn a little more and I do a little better. I can't do and know it all in one giant leap...

Slow down, take it in...


Perfection is impossible and trying to achieve it is for me destructive. Lean into the nature of how things already are...

That's where the real beauty lies...



Embrace failure, that's how you learn and move forward. I battle with this daily...

Look at all you have done rather than everything still yet to do. In a garden and in life there is always always more to do...


Creating things soothes the soul...


And most importantly have fun...


Really exciting things to tell you about, but first...

Let's just enjoy all this...
Right here, right now...

x

4 comments:

  1. How gorgeous is your garden? I am glad it is a place you can go to retreat and just be!

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  2. This was a wonderful post Sian- I think I am feeling the same way these days- racing but standing still...and yes, each year we learn more. I am learning how patient and strong I have been- hoping that the next few months will infuse a little creativity and "easiness" for me. Eager and excited to hear about your news. Your images are beautiful as always.
    Have a lovely week
    xo

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    1. Thank you, I always love your comments! x

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