Friday, January 15, 2010

In need of restoration

"Every Man is a builder of a temple called his body."-- Henry David Thoreau

You're wondering if I have backed up my computer? Satya, which means truth... nope, I haven't. Nothing like a blog for a little accountability, though. I'll get right on it... later.... after the boys breakfast, after I teach 2 classes, after I meet up with a friend I haven't seen in ages, after I fix the boys a snack, after I take them to the dentist, after I fix dinner (do I really have to feed them 3, 4, 5 times a day?! ; ) ), after I rest... hum.

I've blogged about busy-ness before but now, right this moment in my life, it seems everything is in the urgent category. Finances, teaching, life, love, need for restoration.... I woke up with a very sore throat yesterday and gradually felt more and more lethargic as the day wore on. I did have the opportunity to sub a restorative class last night. It would have been lovely to take the restorative class, instead.

But, there's something about leading a group of practitioners into a state of calm that they may not have experienced before. A blessing. I had one student comment afterwards that this is just not for him. He said he wasn't patient enough. I told him, you can't afford NOT to be patient with you. You're the only YOU you have. Unless you take care of yourself, honoring the body you have, it will surely let you know in other ways (a sore throat, for instance), that it's in need of a rest. So, how do I, as I teacher take my own advise. The only way I know to do it is, turn off. Turn off the computer, the phone, and schedule specific time for rest and recovery. If I don't, it simply won't happen.

"Body and soul are not two substances but one. They are man becoming aware of himself in two different ways."-- C.F. Von Weizsacker

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