We have been taught to keep going, 24/7. It doesn't make any sense if you look at all the world around you. There is nothing running full on while awake! Not even man made machines can do that. If you over push them, they break down and need repair! Yet somehow in this world, we all act like more, faster, always is the way. I know the mind thinks it can yet even that must shut down or it will go looney!
I was an organic grower and grew incredibly with much less work than more seasoned growers. They would ask me how and I would say, I ride the cycle. I waited and used my energy properly and knew I wanted healthy blooms. I didn't weed every day the same patch. I would rotate and wait til the weeds were larger and easier to get the root systems. All grows in cycle and I would watch and when ready, it was easy to clear up the garden. I watched the cycle, how nature did it and thus had incredible blooms with less work.
I didn't try to control conditions. I worked with what was happening. It taught me so much about life and I still ride the cycles of things. I was thankful for natures training, it killed the training I got in school. I am quite lazy and like to be efficient at work. I like to play most of the time, have fun, enjoy life, rest. I find ways to do that and keep leisure time high. I forgot that for a few years when I left my farm but after health crisis issues, i remembered the way of nature. I am of nature, we are the animal kingdom. Our mind separates us in thinking but our body is of that kingdom so it has different rules than the mind.
People don't realize this and get caught up in the doing and doing never remembering they must rest so the creative, the open space, the relax brings in the best ideas. You act when it is time, not before or through pushing. All nature plays that way and works harmoniously. We think ambition, move, push harder is the way, but exhaustion, disappointment, jet lag sets in. It is just not how it works here.
You see successful people with illness as much as poor people. There is not rule of money that wins against this crazy pace. We over work ourselves and it may gain you in the short term but in the long term, you are killing yourself. Our body is not designed for this. It never was. The most successful cultures do not work 24/7. It is impossible. We have 12 awake, 12 hours asleep. Night time has purpose to the physical body of the world as well as humans. We have seasons, We have weekends. All is cyclical, plants, animals, the mineral kingdom, the things we are made of and surrounded by shows us the way.
I inspire you to notice how the world exists. When you push the cycles you get weak links in the chain. You get odd mutations that don't survive. You get things that produce weaker generations than more powerful stock. It is just how it is. Woman especially have a cycle they ride with the moon. They are not meant to go full force 30 days in a row. Their body has monthly changes that effect their energy, production, mind and emotions. Men are cyclical too. Not in the same ways as woman for they are quite opposite but they are of the same kingdoms. All kingdoms around us work on cycle. There is no way to escape it.
If things are not working rather than push and resist, take a break and do something else and allow the cycle to play out. Release it! Let it go and see what occurs next. All has a season, it is law. We are taught to force through and most times that just doesn't work. Think of all the times you pushed and it did work. Not as many as you would of thought. It is not how the system works that we are part of. It has a timing, a birth, a growth, a production, a blooming and a decline and then it goes over and over again.
Consider putting more cycle into your life. Take some down time to play, to inspire yourself, to leisure and open your mind. Imagination is the creator and it happens when you are in stiller spaces. We don't allow enough still spaces and wipe ourselves out. Receiving is key to how nature creates and it is the most creative power. When you actually give time to all pieces of life, including play and relax, receive, you find happiness, production, movement forward, all increase at a pace that inspires thriving.
Moments after writing this blog, a fellow sister in education shared with me this TED X talk on this very thing. A Woman educating colleges, businesses and clients of this very cycle of Rest, Release and Receive. Here is the link!
It is what is happening whether you ride it or not.
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