Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monkey Meditation, Recharging His Energy

"Quiet Time"

Don't forget to take some time out for yourself, this little monkey at Brookfield Zoo tells me. He seems rather mystified by why all the humans walk by, gawk at him and let flash bulbs from cameras blind him. Yet, he stays centered within himself, unrattled. With all the chaos of the holidays, I think we need to follow his example and maintain our calm spirit. Meditate, pray, write, create, take a quiet walk in the woods, reflect on possibilities, the true meaning of the holidays. There is always a need to replenish our energy at this time of year. To be self-loving, during this holiday of giving and interacting with others, requires self awareness. Take a bubble bath, light some candles, eat some chocolate, read a good book, rest, take a light nap. And if you're ready for the crowds again, go to the zoo and see these little creatures, who lead by example. There's always a lesson to learn no matter what corner we turn in life. I, for one, will recharge myself by laying low now, for 2009 is just around the corner, and possibilities beckon!

I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season, filled with love for others and love for self!


Tao Master said...

Well put - Butterflywoman. The holidays are a time of joy and sometimes joy can be chaotic but you have given us some thing to think about.
Thank you for such wisdom.

Doris said...

The monkey is very thoughtful...much to read into his contemplation. Time to recharge is at hand! Maybe some Tai Chi.