Smells Like Rain

There’s a deluge in Baltimore this week. The forecast calls for nonstop rain all week. How do you handle long stints of rain? Are you a little late to work? Do you get lazy and want to cuddle up in your jammies on the couch? Do you lose motivation to go to the gym? These are all very normal reactions to a lack of sunshine.

Life has highs and life has lows. For me, rainy weeks are a time to slow down and reflect on the highs and the lows of life. Our society has its fair share of fast-paced days. Therefore, I find it quite lovely to be given the opportunity to intentionally slow down and pay attention to my surroundings. I also use rainy days to be ultra-aware of my personal needs.

If you drive too fast in the rain, you will get into an accident. If you push yourself too hard when you are tired, you will hurt yourself from lack of awareness. It is extremely important to be aware of your surroundings and of your energy level and mindfully work within those restrictions. This is not limited to only rainy days or weeks, but applies to your everyday life.

So to my friends in Baltimore who need a snorkel to get to work, or my friends in sunny places who might just be having a bad day, I would encourage you not to move too fast either physically, mentally or emotionally when you do not feel 100%. I would encourage you to listen to your body, your mind and your heart always.

Slow down when you need to. Work within your energy level and your environmental surroundings. This will bring you a deeper sense of interpersonal and universal awareness.



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