There is a rhythm that is unique to your own soul. A rhythm in which you feel at home and at ease in your own life and skin. A rhythm which allows you to bring the best of yourself forward.
When we begin to listen more deeply to our inner world, we can feel this rhythm that is ours and which is asking to be acknowledged. We can sense when we are out of alignment with our natural rhythm and when we need to make changes and adjustments to return to balance.
Modern society does not make room for individual rhythm, especially if this rhythm is slower and quieter than the ‘norm’. Instead, we are asked to constantly operate at one setting: On-fast.
Taking time to slow down into silence and stillness, listening to our inner world, adjusting our activities and schedules through the seasons – these are all foreign concepts to the modern society that seeks to keep us consuming and producing.
It is a great act of courage and strength to begin reclaiming your own rhythm. In a world that does not encourage spaciousness, slowness or rest, it is truly an act of rebellion to find ways to step out of the speed that is imposed upon us and to step into the unique speed of our own souls.
Reclaiming the natural rhythm of our souls is something we do in small and big ways. Perhaps it’s taking five minutes to sit in silence at the beginning or end of our day. Perhaps it’s finally setting aside a few hours to walk through the forest. Perhaps it’s having the courage to ask for a little help. Perhaps it’s pausing whilst we do the washing up to notice the way the rain is falling outside. Perhaps it’s making or asking for changes in our work day. Perhaps it’s making a career change.
Whatever the changes we make, they all begin in the same way: taking a little time to listen inwards so that we can hear the intelligent voice within that always knows what is needed for our own unfolding.
Love and courage,