And breathe. Obviously you have been doing that for at least a few decades so it must be easy.
So don’t just breathe. Feel your breath. Feel the fresh oxygen going into your body , doing its job and providing you energy to carry on. Feel the body throw out the carbon dioxide. Feel its warmth.
There! You spent one second of your life in the most relaxed way possible.
And if you continue to do this for even a minute, you will know that “relax” is an understatement. This simple exercise is the most easiest way to rejuvenate yourself instantly.
The next question that comes up is “What exactly is your point Miss ?”
The involuntary need of speed we have almost imbibed in our system. To be always, always in a hurry. Whether its you ,whether its me , we all want things right here, right now!!! And there are no reasons to it. Its just a fact, a herd mentality where none of us wants to be left behind.
Talking of herd mentality, although it is something looked down by us Human beings, it is just one of the ways we resemble the entire working system of nature and other beings.
We know the basics- need for food, attention and sunlight.:P
I want to draw your attention to the similarity of the storms of nature and humans.
Storms of nature , as defined by humans, refer to violent disturbances of atmosphere, that bring about destruction, more often than not.
There are innumerable instances in our life ,when we have these exact disturbances spiralling within us with such high intensities that even we tend to destroy all that comes into our path , metaphorically and sometimes literally as well 😛 .
And what is the end of it all? Only wastage. Wasted energy , wasted time and wasted peace of mind.
Well , the nature does what it has to do.
But we are humans- the same beings who haughtily pat ourselves on our backs, for we have the best evolved brains and make the most optimum use of them.
Then WHY do we do this ???
If we have been able to utilise the energy of the wind and the sun and the tides, why do we not utilise our own energy ?
Take a moment to digest the levels of efficiency and overwhelming positivism at the very least , that could result if we harnessed our energies in the right direction.
If instead of throwing and breaking things , we instead decide to better organise them?
If instead of shouting and screaming, we dance it all out or do an impromptu karaoke?
If instead of blaming every body and every thing, we assume it was our fault and work to improve that?
Or the simplest of all , just take a moment right then and there to feel our life. Slow calm breathing with a look-back on our own story. On how have we actually contributed to our story ? On if we actually were the Hero of our own life?
These are not Herculean tasks after all, although for sure they do look much easier in writing.
But is it not better to try it out for our own sake and see the results? What if we do have the potential to be able to do this ? What if these storms are just a sign of the impending and freshening Rains of our story ??
As Louisa May Alcott puts it
I am not afraid of the storms for I am learning how to sail my ship .
P.S Writing in response to the prompt of the day STORM