Early Company

These early morning awakenings - The 4 a.m. starting times - used to be coffee and silence and words on the page now the alarm sets the day running I tumble from the bed and my shadows follow behind chattering at me setting a watch over me welcoming the day at my side - Caroline … Continue reading Early Company

Focus

Heartbeat to breath and breath to calm the body creates a space to heal from the day mind becomes background anxiety’s endless chatter before the steady flow of the body taking its time - Caroline A. Slee

Counted in Hours #MondayBlogs

Each day set in blocks hours unrolling a bumpy path of single steps Each day just a touch more than can be done counting in hours as time runs out Tasks compound an exponential growth always more waiting behind the present moment And our days unroll hour and minutes gone moments in a life overloaded … Continue reading Counted in Hours #MondayBlogs

Insurmountable

Cliff walls surround us no path ahead no way to turn back fingertips bleed scrambling for a handhold a free climb we did not seek a view we do not chase a choice to continue to climb the insurmountable or let go fall into the unknown - Caroline A. Slee

Temporary

The body protests resists stops and I must listen grudging reluctant until sickness passes and steadiness returns - Caroline A. Slee

The Center

Dread lives in the belly a pit within the gut it defies breath and wisdom and time seeking only fuel for its own destructive purpose as we labor to overcome its tenacious grip - Caroline A. Slee

Dragging

The body protests a resistor to the alarm longing to wait for sunrise before leaving the bed the body resists but moves into day regardless with no time to waste for all that is ahead - Caroline A. Slee

Live Wire #MondayBlogs

My lungs do not breathe air but crackle with fire and energy my heart on a racetrack wired to the next sprint my body finds no stillness no rest a live wire dancing electric as I long for the calm and quiet I cannot find - Caroline A. Slee

Barren

The soil waits calling for rain spending a season at rest emptying itself to be renewed - Caroline A. Slee

Grounding #MondayBlogs

Just breathe into the universe acceptance and letting go with each cycle inhaling the calm releasing the clutter struggling forward into self-care despite the battle of distractions and tasks just breathe and be in the moment that is everything we find grounding in our far-reaching roots - Caroline A. Slee