This season of heat upon us and fun opportunities everywhere! In Chinese medicine, this is a season to be aware not to overheat literally or with all the activity! It is important to really take care of yourself on both levels with this playful season I just returned from over a week on the beaches of Caroloinas! Hot indeed! Full of activity and upon return, I am indeed a tad tired. So this week, I move slow, I stay out of the intense heat and remember renewal is necessary in this season.
The heat slows us down and is purposeful. Relax, rejuvenate, renew, rebalance all part of the summer months. In the northeast, we are so happy with the warms that we fill our calendar with everything outside that we can. I am one to play outside until the late nights and enjoy all the adventure. However, there is a greater message in this heat to slow down, move slower. So find balance in this season. Yes, enjoy the fun of it but listen to the heat and be sure to cool down.
The pace down south with the heat and humidity is much slower. Try to heed some of this pace in your summer fun. It is not all about activity as we seem to think in our culture. There is great health in chilling and relaxing that we miss. With the heat so intense, it is trying to remind us to hydrate, move slow and enjoy it all in observation and rest. We take vacation to get away from our hectic schedules so really rest and renew. Don't overdo on the vacation or you will need one when you return.
I say this so I may hear this as well. We are so excited in the newness of a beautiful environment, around new folks and delights that we want to explore it all. I am reminding us all of the season, of the reason we vacation and the pleasure in just hanging out. Watching the ocean, appreciating the lake, star gazing,watching the fireflies, hanging out and chatting, These too are part of our great summer.
So enjoy, relax, play and be sure to sloooowwww down! It is a season of heat. So heed the wonder of activity as well as the peace of leisure! Enjoy it all in pleasure!
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