Choices

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Making choices that really work for us is easy, when we are in the flow. But, it’s not always easy to be in the flow in life. For me, there are more times when I feel I am clumsily clanking along–rather than everything happening with ease and for a reason. Today I reflected on when I feel that flow best and had a couple of  insights for myself.

I don’t know about you, but for me, everything seems easier when there is enough time to accomplish my “Things To Do” list and reflect immediately–or even make changes right away by being flexible. Actually, everything flows better for me in my day if I don’t really have a big list. But, sometimes my list contains more than I can do in a week or a month! I know I am just setting myself up for disappointment.

Lately, I have tried to make a list of everything that needs to be done and then prioritize it and spread it out over the next couple of weeks in my calendar. Many times I don’t do everything on my list. But, sometimes I surprise myself and have a really productive day. These days most often happen when I choose to take medications for my back pain from scoliosis/fibromyalgia. Without pain meds, I am usually unable to pull myself out of the funk and I end up just doing enough to get by. And, honestly, this is how it is most days, since I don’t like taking pain medications.

Another day with only 20 minutes of qigong accomplished! But, on Saturday and Sunday I will participate in the Moving Qi seminar at The Noble School of Tai Chi & Qigong Training in the university district here in Seattle. I hope for some rest on Friday so that I can have the energy to do the practice and find my flow again!

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