It is a fact that we often mistake for a baseless opinion and shelve behind the important things we need to do. Like run a company, write a book, meet so-and-so for drinks so she can cry on your shoulder about her recent breakup, classes that we Single Women like to fill our time with on the premise of “self-improvement”.
There is no good excuse for running oneself into the ground. Yet we find them and invent them and sell them as though they would gain us commission. Why?
I’m sure the answer for every Single Woman is different in the details but it usually boils down to fear. The fear of losing momentum, the fear of missing something, the fear of silence, of aloneness. Pick one or mix them up, but fear wraps its frozen claws around us subtly at the thought of what our thoughts will say if we gave them the silence in which to speak.
SINGLE WOMAN LOVE THYSELF!
Your SELF is your own precious Ferrari, given to you and designed by God. Let your thoughts speak. Trust the good at the core of your gift to temper your quiet conversation. Take a day, a few afternoons a week, and sit in your own company at rest with your Self. It is a very important relationship to maintain, this relationship with ones Self. It will determine how you live, how fulfilled you will be and the direction in which you will go. How can you have your dreams come true if you can’t take the time to actually find out what they are?
In Eat. Pray. Love., Liz describes the first time she actually meditated. It excited her beyond her expectations and she has made meditation a daily practice in her life. Sure, her New Age beliefs are not for everyone but the concept remains the same. Spend some time letting the quietest of your thoughts do the talking and perhaps you too will discover profound truths within yourself.
It is no secret that regular and quality rest can add years to your life. Sleep studies and stress tests are increasingly coming upon new information on the benefits of rest and the damage that the lack of it can do to your health. Many of today’s most common diseases are stress triggered and avoidable. Certainly we aren’t aiming for a quick race to the grave, are we ladies!
But what is rest? The opposite of labour is the idea given by Jesus (“Come unto me all ye that labour and I will give thee rest”).
noun1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night’s rest.2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor: to allow an hour for rest3. relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies, troubles, or disturbs.4. a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity: to go away for a rest.5. mental or spiritual calm; tranquillity.