I was laying on the table on Saturday while I was getting my neck massage, thinking about a thing that has occupied way too much of my time lately. I was getting frustrated with myself.

It feels like I have spent a bunch of time trying to get myself grounded and, well, anything can knock me off being grounded.

My mistake was thinking of grounding as one and done, fire and forget, steady state.

Then I realized, I was going about this the wrong way. I realized, that the entire point of things that knock us off base, away from being grounded and peaceful is that they are life.

We look at those things that knock us sideways, throw us off kilter, knock us over and leave us laying on the ground and we decide what to do about them.

They happen because we engage in a changeable and complex world. We are knocked and sent flailing because we are frail and interdependent beings. We fall over because that’s what it takes to incorporate the events of life.

It’s not about never losing my feeling of being grounded, it’s how I incorporate the changes into my life.

Kinda takes the pressure off when you look at it that way.

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1 Response to Grounded

  1. Mel says:

    This is brilliant. Bookmarking this post to return to whenever I enter one of those moments that demand deep breathing.

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