"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
- Lao Tzu
I woke up to this wisdom this morning in my cup of tea. It's funny, because I literally never look at the little quotes on my tea bags, but I did today -- and wow, talk about Serendipity. This might be what I most need to hear right now.
There are massive forces shifting in my world right now -- all good! -- but I have truly never had more irons in the fire than I do at this moment in my life. I've been losing sleep, lying in bed trying to keep it all straight, willing myself to not lose grasp of the million little threads that will eventually be woven together in my next tapestry.
It feels like A LOT. How am I going to keep it all together and get everything done in time and work and be a mom and partner and not let anything fall through the cracks?
Does Mother Nature feel this way too? "So many daffodils to sprout upwards and tadpoles to metamorphose and strawberries to coax into fullness and apple blossoms to bloom. Ack!! Where will I find the time?!"
If so, she's probably handling it all with ease and grace (and the occasional thunder storm) by remembering to focus on one thing at a time. First this tadpole, then that flower. Breathe. First this strawberry, and then that apple blossom. Breathe.
And so that's my approach as well. First this blog post and then respond to that email. Breathe. Make breakfast for the kids and then give yourself a warm slow shower. Breathe. Next is your private speech therapy appointment, and then then prep for the Naked Lady Party. Breathe. Connect with the kids; connect with Jason. Breathe.