Updated: Jul 27, 2022
It is easy to get attached to a constant stream of progress. Maturity, however, will not reject a slow moment, instead it will embrace it as an opportunity for rejuvenation and integration. Taking time to examine what you have learned and appreciating both the small steps and setbacks taken towards substantial transformation helps you prepare for the next era of growth. Slow moments are necessary and just as important as leaps forward. ~ Yung Pueblo Greetings!
I’ve been back two weeks from my journey to South America and still feel like I’m adjusting. One of the things I love about traveling is it carries me into the present moment. I spend so much energy learning about what’s right in front of me, figuring out where I’ll eat and sleep, I don’t spend much time thinking either beyond this day or reminiscing. My psyche is filled with the wonders of the moment. When home I rediscover a tendency toward routine. The pandemic really brought this to light. Now, routines aren’t all bad; they help us organize our day and be more efficient. The problem with routines is twofold; one, there’s a part of us that dies in routine. We lose our sense of adventure, newness, and possibility. The part of our mind that processes new information and figures things out atrophies! Two, we make up for this feeling of dying by adding more stuff to our “to-do” list and creating drama! We’re becoming more efficient, so we feel we must do more! Our mind attaches to slights and idiosyncrasies rather than what’s really happening. Life keeps speeding up until there’s a sense of franticness about it! Anyone relate? My quandary, how to appreciate my routines, maintain a sense of newness and aliveness, and not get caught in doing or thinking too much?... Embracing slowness may be an anecdote. Taking time to walk, breathe, meditate, nap, consider, be… may make my doingness more enjoyable, less anxious, and allow for possibilities. We’ll see. If you have other thoughts or ideas about this, please let me know. I look forward to our journeys continuing to come together. Love & Peace Always, Greg
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SPRING TUNE UP AND RETREAT! Redding Meditation Center April 16, 2022 1:00 to 6:30 PM Join us at the Redding Meditation Center for an afternoon of self exploration and connection. We'll practice yoga, meditation, sound healing, breathing, relaxation, self reflection & inquiry and more! We'll share stories, reconnect to ourselves, balance our energies, and explore our deeper purpose. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross - Ukraine relief efforts. Book Your Retreat: