And that’s when the shift for this new year started to manifest in a much greater way. I’m making shifts like this one, taking time for meditation every night (although I still fight the “I’m too tired” excuse), and checking my phone WAY less, so that I can eliminate the chaos, clutter and insanity!
And you know something? I realized that our society does not value “downtime.” We look up to and respect the people who do it all, have it all – the type-A, multi-taskers, go-getters, over-achievers, moneymakers, breadwinners, jet-setters. Meditate? Do nothing? Just be? Live in the present? Rest? Slow down? Live without? It may not be what mainstream America values, but I think there’s value in stillness, and by god, I’m gonna try my best to get me some.