Too busy to take a break?

16th Nov 2014

Do you find that when you do finally take a break you get ill? Do you rise to life’s challenges with enthusiasm or does it feel like the last straw? When we are stressed we are taken out of our centre and symptoms of dis-ease arises at all levels of our being. This may be pain or illness, and our get up and go may have got up and gone! We may feel a lack of balance and clarity on an emotional and mental level. This is why on a day-to-day and week to week basis, we have to prioritise and do what is essential to re-balance and nurture ourselves. If you think you don’t have time, consider this:
‘Besides the noble art of getting things done there is a noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials’. Lin Yutang*

It’s not only excercise that is important. Take a moment to review your weekly routine: how often do you treat yourself; have fun; enjoy good company; nurture yourself with healthy food, excercise and inspiring books/films; experience real (yogic) relaxation; and give to others in a way which also fulfils you? Identify the gaps. Experiment, and reflect on what really works for you, as opposed to what you think ought to work.

‘Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom’


So, this week I took a moment to enjoy the brightness of the leaves, the raindrops filling the puddles with stars, and a brilliant rainbow painted across a grey cloud.
By taking time, and using it wisely, whether it’s a few moments here and there, or a complete break, we can process the events that we have been experiencing, take time to rebalance and energise ourselves, and enjoy the beauty of who we are. After all, that which we are seeking is not to be found out there, but deep within our own hearts.

* the quotes are all to be found in ‘The Dance between Joy and Pain’ by Mansukh Patel and others; an inspiring and uplifting book which speaks of the strength hand resilience of the human spirit, and offers a detailed understanding of our human emotional make-up. This book is packed with many practical ways to create harmony, balance and emotional freedom so that we can connect more readily with the abiding joy within. Available on the Dru online shop,