Letting It All Go For Rest

Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent. Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.

– Rumi

Today, The Little Mister is one week old. It’s hard to believe it has been an entire week since my hospital visit.

It seems as though it’s really only been a few days.

I’ve found it difficult to calm my busy-body mind.

I’m constantly thinking of the things I want to do/need to do + sometimes, attempting to execute them (like this blog post).

But the reality of life in this moment is that I have a newborn baby that needs A LOT of feeding + a post-labor body that needs A LOT of healing.

I was wrong when I thought my last month of pregnancy was me moving slowly.

THIS. is me moving slowly.

I read this blog post from Mastin Kipp this morning while rocking the baby to sleep…

And I LOVE the feeling of expansion. I love the feeling of getting things done. I LOVE the feeling of serving other people. And yet, in this moment I must let it all go, and for a short time, rest. Even a day of rest to me feels like an eternity.

After The Little Mister was asleep, I chose rest over writing.

There’s so much I am FEELING right now, deeply feeling- in a way I’ve never felt before, that I want to share with you. I trust in time, those things will come out as they are supposed to.

But right now, I must rest.

What are you putting off rest for? What would an extra hour of rest do for your days? What can you take off your calendar today + schedule in rest instead?

Some Things I’m Grateful For…

  • That breast feeding has been very easy for me.
  • That I have The Mister’s help with our wee one.
  • Family bringing delicious food for us to eat.
  • The help of my little sister, Sara.
  • Existing in this body, in this time + space.
  • The ability to feel + experience life.