The importance of taking rest.


“The Bisy Backson is always going somewhere, somewhere he hasn’t been. Anywhere but where he is.”It’s not surprising, therefore, that the [Bisy] Backson thinks of progress in terms of fighting and overcoming. One of his little idiosyncrasies, you might say. Of course, real progress involves growing and developing, which involves changing inside, but that’s something the inflexible Backson is unwilling to do.”

-Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh



When I think I’m becoming a balanced yogi – I get a little reminder that I’m human,  and that of the base of everything I do, I should be sure that I’m treating my body right.I’ve been down and out this weekend – I’m nursing a bit of pain in my hip from over use from not taking enough rest. Sometimes I like to pretend I’m superwoman, like I can run all over the damn place as I please.

I’m starting to realize that  I’ve gone through cycles of extreme “productivity”, only to find myself exhausted because of it. Every time I run myself into the ground I say “I’m gonna take it easy. I’ll rest, let go of some commitments” For a little while, I usually do! But then ……who could have guessed as soon as I’m energetic, I’m back at it over booking and over committing!

I had an aha moment, while reading the this book that, I’m the rabbit.. and maybe we all have a bit of Rabbit within us. While I am always getting tasks “completed” there are times I might be trying too hard, when I ought to just let things be, and take the path of least resistance.

This week’s mantra: If you need rest, take it.

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