We had an unexpected blessing up here in the Pacific Northwest weekend before last… 3 whole days of warm sunshine! I dragged all my sewing out onto the balcony and toasted the ache of the long winter from my bones, whilst reveling in the play of the sun across my skin and through the facets of my beads. Absolute bliss.
That weekend, I sewed, worked in the garden, ran with the dogs, danced, laughed with friends and generally achieved so much. Then when the Grey rolled in again on Tuesday, I felt my energy and zest for moving drain from me like the slow leak I had in my Jeep tire for so long… no puncture- just a sticky valve that couldn’t be found, and was a constant nagging drag.
As the week progressed I found myself thinking about how we react to ‘The Grey’ in our lives. There seem to be so many shades of it these days.
The Grey of the weather, The Grey of financial worries, The Grey of ill-health, The Grey of unsatisfactory work, or relationships, or any number of other ‘Greys’ that we allow to drain our enthusiasm and joy for Life in the same way my sticky valve drained the air from my
The final question I was left with was “So… now, how do I cope”?
I find that when I dance… The Grey loses ground. When I sew, it loses ground. When I laugh, help friends, sing to my dogs or in other words, do anything that could be called My Bliss… The Grey doesn’t stand a chance!
At any time, when we choose to take control and Act instead of Reacting to outside circumstance, we gain back a measure of calm.
As I surround myself with generous, creative, active people, I find that The Grey has a much harder time influencing my mood. Being amongst you wonderful people is like standing in the warmth of the afternoon sun; nurtured, filled and gilded with happiness in its simplest form.
So find your laughter. Dance with your friends. Sing to your dogs and find the Bliss that makes your life glow!