May you dwell in the house of the Lord forever” is more than a symbolic statement. It means, may your perception of what’s real and what’s not real be based only on God’s eternal realities, every moment. ~ Marianne Williamson
Apparently, it’s time for my personal reality check. It’s been a busy few months. That would be an understatement. Since June, MMM was part of Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Connecting in the CyBear Century. We also co-hosted Virginia’s virtual baby shower with KMOV, raising money for March of Dimes. We were on a panel at the Type A Mom conference, coordinated the St. Louis Mom Fashion Haul, and this week, speaking at the RISE Big Idea luncheon.
This on top of being mommy: parent-teacher conferences, birthday parties, soccer practices, soccer games, soccer games, soccer games (yes, I typed that three times)!
At least once a week, someone asks, “How do you do it?” I wish I could say that passion fueled me through all these activities. I wish I had a magic answer, at least one better than what I’m about to admit. But in fact, the answer is just that my sense of equilibrium is completely out of whack. I take on way too much. The only thing that does keep me going is a breath during the chaos. Even if just for a moment, one deep breath.
But for the last month, even that has been a struggle. Breathing, that is. Seasonal allergies or probably my own mental congestion has made breathing a challenge.
Hence, the reality check. It’s October. My mantra for 2010 is Surrender; I am richly supported. And yet, from my actions you wouldn’t believe it. I’ve been scurrying around like a squirrel hoarding nuts for the long winter. Where is my faith? Where is my trust? I have so NOT surrendered. Things must change. It’s come to Jesus time. Literally.
And He’s making sure I can’t squirrel out of this one. I can’t breathe. Must stay in bed. No excuses. Stop doing. Just BE.
Just the thought of it makes me want to cry. That’s how strong my ego is.
This is so out of my comfort zone and I can feel the rise of panic starting in my chest. But I know that in this discomfort is the opportunity for transformation. It’s my chance to keep LIVING what we keep talking about here on MMM, living and parenting with mindfulness.
I’ll also need your help. I can feel it already. This might get really messy. I want YOU to keep me accountable. No cheating. I must allow this mondo beyondo dream to unfold. So… who’s in?! Sign up and you won’t have to come all the way over here to bring me soup and keep me stocked with tissues.
Practical Mommy is Ria Sharon, co-creator of the Yoga Parenting course. Are you ready for parenting to be easier, more fun and less stressful?