At some point, I realized that moving through work with ease and grace IS possible. Yes, there are times when things are ‘annoying’, when work simply does not go as planned and those who are supposed to be of support disappoint you. It is at this time, that you can choose to move through work with ease and grace or not. Here’s what a sculler taught me about this again this morning.
It was a misty morning as I sat in quiet contemplation. I was asking for some support and signs on how to approach the next phase of Soul-Wise Living. I have so many hopes and dreams. I was looking for confirmation that the direction I was taking was the right one at the correct time. I opened my eyes and in comes the singular sculler. Moving with ease and grace across the water.
You can’t see really, but in the far distance, I watched this sculler expertly moves his boat across the water. He moved through his work with ease and grace of practiced experience. It was beautiful to watch. The rhythm so present. The scull glided with such amazing ease and grace. The sculler moved with such precision. Pull. Relax. Pull. Relax. So deliberate. I imagined his breathing ~ so rhythmical. Breath in. Breath out. Breath In. Breath Out. I imagined his muscles working in such synchronization. Contract. Relax. Contract. Relax. The oars in their oarlock working to perfection. Back. Forth. Back. Forth. Indeed, the oars themselves mesmerized me. They worked in such harmony. Dip, Pull, Swing Back. Dip, Pull, Swing Back. All movements of grace and ease. All movements working in a cycle.
Imagine this, a sculler getting sidetracked by something. The boat will not glide across the water in a straight line. It may even tip side to side and become unbalanced. The experienced sculler will bring himself and the boat back into alignment quickly. The experienced, balanced sculler will get back into the groove and work with ease and grace toward the goal. And, then, there’s the concept of teams and teamwork ~ which is for another post!
Such rhythm. Such symmetry. Periods of movement, periods of rest. This can be applied to any work.
I was not surprised that this sculler passed by my dock at this precise time. Precision of signs given to us is absolute. I have no doubt about that. The lesson for me was clear. “Continue on your path allow yourself to move forward with ease and grace and you will receive the abundance of life you so deserve. Do not get sidetracked, work with ease and grace to move forward.” I’d been muscling through some things of late ~ not working in a smooth effective rhythm. I knew this that’s why I scheduled a few days of ‘down time’ to rest, relax and regain momentum with grace and ease.
As I head into a long weekend of time off for rest and recovery, I will use this affirmation: “Work with ease and grace. Allow recovery time and the path will be smooth.” How can the sculler analogy work for you? Let me know!