V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #32: Stillness

It is not in my nature to be still. If there is a current, I will push against it. When my body fails me, my mind is churning. Emotionally, I am in a constant state of restlessness. Stillness does not come naturally.

And yet, when I take time to calm the body, release the mind, and breath through emotions, I can enter into a deep and restorative state.

So why don’t I do it more often? What am I afraid of? And is it fear, or is there something there in the depths of my soul that I cannot allow myself to touch/ reveal? Is it a sense of unworthiness that holds me back?

When the world feels like it is crashing down on me, I recognize the invitation. It is time. This week, I challenge myself to practice stillness, through meditation, breathing, yoga – however I find myself there.

Won’t you join me?

To participate: Create a post, link back to this post or drop a link in the comments. Tag your post VJWC. Take time to enjoy the work of others.

Look forward to your responses.

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

57 thoughts on “V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #32: Stillness

  1. Okay, challenge accepted. I was looking specifically for some kind of blog challenge and I am hapy to have found yours. I like the deep thinking part of these challenges. 🙂

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  2. Another interesting idea to explore, V. J. I find that those moments of stillness shine a light on how our thoughts and senses (yes, even the sense of pain) create our personal reality.

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      1. I’m thinking of looking into CBD oil for pain relief and actually my familiar doctor agreed since I’ve been taking Advil for too long, but he can’t prescribe it until April because of the Ford’s government regulations for Ontario.

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