I didn’t do yoga, or meditate, or blog yesterday. But the important thing is that I didn’t see it as a failure, just as a missed day and a chance to begin again…
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
- Mary Anne Radmacher
I cancelled an audition today. This may seem like a non-sequitur, but auditioning, for me, at this point in my life, takes a lot of courage. And I didn’t cancel because I was afraid – I cancelled because I’m taking 3 classes and doing two shows in the spring – and I woke up today not excited to audition. If it’s not exciting, then it’s not worth juggling that schedule for.
After 5 days off, and one day of minimal work, returning to the daily grind tomorrow does not seem appealing. But I’m also not good at being bored. Yet the message of Advent is to wait…and I’ve never been good at waiting. So I will try each day, to wait, and see how I do with it.
Which means time to blog daily – or as daily as I can. I like this as a practice of meditation in preparation for Christmas – but it also fits nicely with my recent work to take time for myself in meditation, yoga, and self-care.
For today, I’d like to direct you to a great reflection on the meaning of the season over at the Fat Pastor blog. It’s a good look at what really matters this season.