After giving my 30 Days to Grace program a couple of times this week it occurred to me that nearly every one of the participants was going through some kind of transition. One woman recently lost her husband, another was healing from a serious car accident; and a couple were bracing themselves for the end of school when the kids would be home all summer. They were all in major transition and felt like they really needed to do something to take care of themselves.
Wise women. Often when we are in the thick of change, we fail to recognize what we need most. We forget that when our world feels like it is turned upside down, it is more important than ever for us to get grounded, settled, and focused. We need to soften, acknowledge and allow what is happening and decide what area we most need to give our attention to.
That said, any daily practice you can do to help you stay grounded and focused on what is most important is critical. 30 Days to Grace is a structured one that involves the grounding elements of deep breathing, yoga poses, meditation and journaling. But if you aren’t available to commit to 30 minutes, then take just five minutes to take a few deep breaths and ask yourself, “What do I need most right now?”
Life is transition with seasons, graduations, weddings, divorces, births and death. And in this fast high- tech world, it feels like things are changing more quickly than ever. Right now, stop and ask yourself what you need most in your current transition. Whether it is a snowstorm or a loss, getting to the other side could be quite different with this one question.