I've spent a lot of time this year cultivating stillness. That seems like it should be such a simple thing but in our fast paced society where noise comes at you from every direction... kids, husband, wife, well meaning friends, boss, texts, emails, tablets, television, overfull calendars, phone ringing, heavy machinery, traffic, social media... true stillness is exceedingly hard to come by. We're so mobile now, that noise follows us everywhere.. if we let it. If you were to close your eyes, chances are, you would hear and feel all of that at once, just like I do. Those things, combined with poor food choices and lack of restful sleep, are seriously affecting our quality of life today. Finding stillness is more important than it's ever been, it needs as much attention as your muscles do, and in my opinion, it requires unplugging from time to time.
Before this year, I thought I was a relatively quiet person but I am learning that internally... the noise had reached such epic proportions, that I couldn't even hear myself anymore. My body, mind and spirit were breaking down and refusing to work properly until I paid attention to all three... my person as a whole. What a journey it has been so far and how deeply grateful I am for it. There is a lot I missed, by refusing to slow down and breathe deep, embracing that quiet and internalizing it. I don't want to miss it anymore. All of this... all these beautiful images I share of my world as I see it right now.. is the record of a journey that is healing me.. one click at a time. It is my poetry, it is my mantra, it is my medicine, and in the end, it will be my best interpretation of what Roni Delmonico did, saw, felt and cared about while she was here.