As a society based largely around work, titles, status, likes and incredibly hectic schedules - it is really easy to forget the freedom of living. Getting out there and letting the soul dance and feel and experience… without a time restraint.
Last week I battled myself, convincing myself I was too busy to get out on the water. I stared longingly at the water every night, exhausted from the day, telling myself - maybe tomorrow.
Today, however, I took it all in stride. Taking time to do the things I love, knowing that giving myself that time would ultimately make my work and life better. The soul needs to breathe. - and breathe it did! I cruised out on the water, stretched, paddled, soaked in the sun and the beautiful breeze. My husband brought the kiddos down, I had asked for 20 minutes solo - then we all paddled. It was magical. My little girl wanted to do yoga and my boy wanted to race - and we did both. And my soul was refreshed.. and it felt so good to live - to simply enjoy my surroundings and breathe in the energy we all need to live.
I have heard multiple stand-up paddlers speak of the incredibly awesome feeling that washes over them when they paddle - peace, happiness, and contentment. I honestly don't think I would've believed it if I hadn't tried it - but there is something absolutely soothing about cruising across the water, surrounded by beauty, and life… it really is worth trying. You will see.
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To round out my paddling adventure, a beautiful sunset.