"If you aren't grounded, you're like a leaf in the wind:
very vulnerable and thrown off balance very quickly.
But when you are well grounded, you are like a big, strong tree.
If something happens around you,
it doesn't influence you so much
and you are able to feel much more peaceful
and balanced in your daily life."
Some people call it grounded,
some call it centered.
Either way, it's not always easy to pay attention
to those little things because we find ourselves
And when we begin to feel off balance, un-centered,
it makes everything else feel that much worse.
Or it could just be me.
I'm not myself if I don't take time for a walk,
just to sit and listen to birds, wind in the trees,
to watch the clouds, or the sun setting.
Today, I shucked off my shoes and socks,
stuck my feet in the grass. When's the last time
your feet were tickled by blades of grass?
Do you feel the thrum of the Earth
when you take a moment to slow down?