These flooding waters and rainy skies have lasted a week! I find myself feeling scattered, and somewhat worried, as I wonder where another leak might spring up in the basement and how I'm going to dry all the towels we've used to sop up the water that we didn't get with the shop vac. After offering a free yoga class today, and taking donations to give to flood relief efforts, I felt better... for a while. Then the words below came across my desk. I read them, I read them again, and after a big sigh I felt better. Hope you do, too.
From DailyOm.com, September 16, 2013
Erratic and Inconsistent
You may find yourself jumping from one idea to another today. This erratic and inconsistent thinking may be the result of scattered energy. If you are feeling hyperactive as well, then you probably need to pull your energy back and focus it on one specific thing at a time. If you are surrounded by distractions, this will become more difficult. It might help to make a list of your immediate goals for the day. Then follow your deep breaths into a state of meditation and focus your thoughts on unplugging all the connections you have in your world. You may have been worrying about what other people are doing, or how you're going to accomplish something that doesn't need to be done today. By calling your energy back into you, you can focus on where you'd like to direct it today.
When you have finished with your inner work, you can look at your list again. It may seem different to you now, and therefore easier to prioritize what is truly important and what really needs your attention right now. Use the newly rearranged priorities to guide you through the day and to bring your focus back if it begins to waver. Shine your light with the focus of a laser and not the scattered confusion of a mirrored ball and you can get more done and done well. Today by bringing yourself back to center whenever you begin to feel erratic, you can accomplish more with your day and your energy.