I feel a bit like someone making a confession … “It’s been several months since I last wrote a blog post”. It’s been eating away on my conscience, yet I haven’t found either the time or inspiration to sit down and write.
So this has got me thinking – about how obligations rather than inspiration so often rule our lives; about how hard it is – when life is chucking challenges at you left, right and centre – to take time to do something you enjoy; about not being able to see the wood for the trees; about struggling to put into action things aimed at long term goals, when each day is crowded with stuff that needs attention.
We hear a great deal, don’t we, about the wisdom of being ‘in the now’ – it’s supposed to be good for our soul, and it’s clearly a way of combating the paralysis that comes with regretting the past and fearing the future. It’s been driving me to distraction in the last week or so, just as beautiful autumn has finally established itself, how we suddenly seem to be being propelled headlong into Christmas in the shops, on the streets, on TV. So maybe my busy-ness and preoccupation in the last few months has, in a strange way, been my version of being ‘in the now’ – and this morning I’ve managed to flip that ‘now-ness’ into ‘now is the moment when I write that blog post’.
OK, I suspect this is possibly coming across as a touch disjointed – but so be it, we’re allowed to be a bit ragged around the edges. I’d like this post to be a celebration of the Autumnal Now, with it’s poignant mix of brilliance and decay. I’d like to acknowledge that, while this is the absolute best time to let go of stuff that no longer serves us, sometimes it’s hard to do just that because we don’t know what will take its place (preferring to stay ‘clogged up’ out of fear of emptiness). I’d like to say that it’s human to be imperfect, to just muddle along sometimes. I’d like to say that this morning, as I’m writing this, it’s chilly, there’s mist in the valleys, and there’s the distinct promise of a cold sunny day – and this feels good, right now.
So why might this be of any interest to you, dear reader? Well, when you come to me for help and support with a problem – be it physical, mental or emotional – knowing that I am a normal flawed human being makes what we do together all the more significant, all the more real. Pedestals might look good in a sculpture museum, but are distinctly unhelpful in the treatment room! I’ll do the best I can for you, be it through the medium of acupuncture, Zero Balancing, taking you seriously or helping you feel safe.
Oh, and right now is an excellent time to book an autumn top-up.
Call me on 07970 295177 – because NOW is probably the best time to do it!