Every once and a while we need to be heard and given an invitation to rest … This poem by Kaveri Patel provides just this.

Dear you,

You who always have
so many things to do
so many places to be
your mind spinning like
fan blades at high speed
each moment always a blur
because you’re never still.

I know you’re tired.
I also know it’s not your fault.
The constant brain-buzz is like
a swarm of bees threatening
to sting if you close your eyes.
You’ve forgotten something again.
You need to prepare for that or else.
You should have done that differently.

What if you closed your eyes?
Would the world fall
apart without you?
Or would your mind
become the open sky
flock of thoughts
flying across the sunrise
as you just watched and smiled.

Giving yourself permission to pause and bring peacefulness to your mind is important right now. 

To bring an extra pause to help allow your mind to focus and bring greater calm, consider this...

1) Get a piece of paper and a pen
2) Draw a square on your page, big enough that you can doodle inside
3) Inside this square doodle a sunrise. You can use shapes, colours anything that comes to mind
4) When your doodle is complete, take a deep breath in... and exhale slowly, gently easing back to the next part of your day

Would you like to bring more short pauses to your day?  Start Here.