In my line of work I have the opportunity to work with athletes. Athleticism is an inherit trait in all of us, however some who I know go a little above and beyond. What’s intriguing to me in watching these athletes is the lack of balance of “yin and yang.” I notice that so often the “yang” is practiced daily (work hard, play hard, burn yourself out, fill every moment with something active) and the yin is forgotten. In observing this, I have seen many injuries lately from back problems, knee issues, rib ailments and even the likes of colds and flu symptoms.
Sometimes when our spirit resists rest, our bodies decide to take over and shut us down with either an injury and/or an ailment.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find this balance of yin and yang without being forced to slow down?
I believe this time of year is a great time to take a little down time and create the balance that so many of us need; before our bodies do it for us!
I hope you consider taking time out, yin time, whatever that means to you and simply enjoy the joy of “being.”