Taking a moment to be silent.
Take thirty seconds to be silent.
(30 second pause. . .)
What did you hear?
I hear my breath, rising and falling. I hear a few early morning chirps outside my window. A slight hum of cars off in the distance.
Mostly, I hear peace.
Enjoy another 20 seconds of nothing… just soak.
Take in a moment.
Relishing the words like a meal…
Letting your breath rise and fall.
For just one more moment.
(20 second pause. . . )
What did you feel?
I felt my shoulders relax.
I felt my body sink into my writing space.
I savored the smell of the morning coffee mingling with the sounds of my neighborhood waking up.
Mostly, I felt peace.
Slow is the new fast.
For creatives, slowing down and breathing in a few moments awakens awareness hidden under a self-made quilt of busyness.
Taking just a moment (or two, or three) to rest, relish and relax often creates creative momentum busyness would never disclose.
Dare: take one minute to just rest and become aware. What did you experience?