Sometimes lying under a tree or walking barefoot on the earth, is the most spiritual experience you will ever have.
Last week I was running around like a crazy woman trying to launch a new project and by the end of the week I was exhausted, and felt like I had run a marathon! As I slowed down and connected again, I realised how often I had let my mind take over. Danna Faulds words are a beautiful reminder.
It only takes a reminder to breathe,
a moment to be still, and just like that,
something in me settles, softens, makes
space for imperfection. The harsh voice
of judgment drops to a whisper and I
remember again that life isn’t a relay
race; that we will all cross the finish
line; that waking up to life is what we
were born for. As many times as I
forget, catch myself charging forward
without even knowing where I’m going,
that many times I can make the choice
to stop, to breathe, and be, and walk
slowly into the mystery.
31 thoughts on “Life isn’t a Relay Race”
Grounding changed my life I agree! Thanks for sharing your article today 👏🙏🏻
How beautiful is that…. very well said…
Thank you 🙏🏻🌈
Very much what i needed to hear at the moment, Karen! Xoxo
It’s a beautiful reminder! Thanks Lori 💕💚
Beautiful. Thanks Karen.
It is. Thanks Dave 🙏🏻
“It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens… ” So true and thankful that it is so. Thanks, Karen!
Me too Eliza 🙏🏻💕
So beautiful, Karen, and words to live by. xx
They really are! Thanks Jennifer 💕💚
A wonderful reminder, Karen. Having just arrived…home and into a slower and softer period, after two months of so many activities, feelings and experiences, I appreciate this post so much. Thank you. 💜
It’s always nice to reconnect to everything that is here now. Thank you Carrie, I am glad to hear you are home again 💕🙏🏻💚
This is beautiful. Thank you for the reminder.
We all need this! Thank you Michele 🙏🏻💕💕
Such a beautiful reminder, and reminds me of Thich Nhat Hanh’s quote, “walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet”.
Yes I love that quote too. That’s exactly how we should treat the earth. 💕💚
Perfect … to come back to again and again. May we all keep finding our middle ground … and let the peripheral go 💕
Yes indeed! 🙏🏻💚💕
This is really beautiful and fits very well in my own search for some rest in a time when I find it incredibly hard to relax as my mind is taking me to lots of places other than rest.
You are not alone. I practice everyday and still get caught in my mind when busy. My practice and nature keeps me balanced. 🙏🏻🌈
I don’t have a regular practice which might be part of the reason those short peaceful moments are so fleeting. I might gently want to change that. I say gently on purpose so that I doesn’t up just another thing on my to-do list.
You will find that the practice shortens the to-do-list and gives you so much more space to do the things you love and need. It has changed my life in every way! 💕 don’t let your mind convince you it’s another chore!
Hm, yes, that’s a good way to approach it. Thank you for reframing this for me. 🙂
As is said in an old song lyric: “slow down you move to fast, got to make the morning last, just skipping down the cobble stones, having fun and feeling groovy”
If only we remembered those wise words everyday! Thanks fior the smile Alan 😀
Ah yes, the crazy woman dance. One I am familiar with:). So glad you slowed down to breathe and enjoy the journey!
I forget a lot!! But my practice is my reminder every day! Thanks Kay 💚💕