Wise Words: Sacred Exhaustion

With all that is going on in the world, it is easy to feel worn out mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically. If you’re like me, time alone isn’t a luxury anymore, it’s a necessity. Time alone to feel only my own energies, think my own thoughts, experience my own emotions. To simply clear away all that isn’t mine.

This felt like a good time to re-post about this phenomenon. Months ago, a friend posted on social media, claiming loudly, strongly, clearly, powerfully, that she is just going to go at her own pace. Upon reading this, I burst into tears. Something resonated so deeply about the words, the ideas, the knowingness buried deep within me, like a lost treasure. It’s a piece written by Jeff Foster. Does it resonate with you?

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SACRED EXHAUSTION

Your tiredness has dignity to it!
Do not rush to pathologise it, or push it away, for it may contain great intelligence, even medicine.
You have been on a long journey from the stars, friend.
Bow before your tiredness now; do not fight it any longer.
There is no shame in admitting that you cannot go on.
Even the courageous need to rest.
For a great journey lies ahead.
And you will need all of your resources.
Come, sit by the fire of Presence.
Let the body unwind; drop into the silence here.
Forget about tomorrow, let go of the journey to come, and sink into this evening’s warmth.
Every great adventure is fuelled by rest at its heart.
Your tiredness is noble, friend, and contains healing power… if you would only listen.

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I will allow myself to go at my own pace! How about you?

xo

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