There's been an annoying flu virus going through my family for a few weeks now. It's been frustrating, and with it, have come lessons in patience. There is so much I want to do at the moment, but we've felt lethargic and we've just had to rest. It hasn't all been negative though, because with rest comes time to think, time to evaluate what's really important to me and my family.
I've realised that, at times, I still place too much emphasis on what I think I should be doing and what I think society expects of me. I forget to push all these thoughts aside and to just listen to my own heart.
So, what is my heart whispering to me? It's reminding me that I love spending the majority of my time at home with my family. It's reminding me that healthy, plant foods make me feel happy and healthy. It's strongly suggesting that a tidy, clean, uncluttered home makes me feel relaxed and at peace. It's reminding me that I love quiet and solitude. It's telling me that these things are the things I NEED to be happy, healthy and strong. They are NOT negotiable, they are how I NEED to live my life.
Sometimes I think we get sick so that we have to stop and rest. It forces us to let go of what's not important and to focus on what we have to do and what really matters. Maybe if I tune in to my heart and pay attention to what it's really telling me, then maybe I won't need to get sick??? Mmmmm.......that's food for thought.