In uncertain times, we look for ways to ground ourselves. To gain a sense of control, we envision our future, set goals, and strategize. We seek ways to create meaning and draw lessons from our experience. We act, distract, and stay busy. All these strategies have their purpose and place. They help us to cope through difficult situations as we do our best to keep moving forward.
Author: Cindy Morris
Often, perhaps too often, I find myself at the end of my day, feeling as if I have run a race. Moving nonstop from one thing to the next, there is precious little time to process all that I have experienced. While I am energized by this activity, I am also aware of my unfulfilled need for stillness and contemplation.
The movement of the fire burning in the chiminea behind me creates a complex dance of shadows on the side of the house. The warmth and energy of the fire matches my excitement as I engage in an animated conversation with a new friend.
This morning, I got up and went for a run. Not a long one, just a couple of miles. It’s been a long time, too long, given my decision some months ago to start running again.