Monthly Archives: July 2015

Slow Living…

embrace-emotionsTen thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind is not clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season
of your life.’

~ Wu-Men ~

It’s mid winter in the southern hemisphere. I’ve finished a novel and sent it to be edited. And as I emerge from the virtual world of my creation and embrace the ‘real’ world, I experience a see-saw of emotions and yearnings.

I yearn for spring. For warmer and lighter days. For tender blossoms and the scent of jasmine. I long for the enchanting world of my finished novel, and I’m hungry and impatient to be immersed in the next. Relief, grief, loss and joy circle my mind and body so rapidly it’s exhausting.

Winter is teaching me to go slow. To stand still and look and listen. Winter is showing me how to let the transition happen organically and find fulfilment in the abundant, ordinary moments.