Rest and Digest


In my present circumstances, I have needed to slow down to allow healing to take place. My days are leisurely, measured and subdued – in a good way, allowing me time to become curious about the physical sensations I am experiencing in my body, curious about my thoughts and curious about my feelings and emotions.

To be where I am right now, to be in this state of enforced rest has given me the opportunity to reflect and to be aware of each moment so I can become more aligned to my true self and what is important to me. To know myself; what I think, what I feel, what I believe, what I like, is a discovery. I see this period of resting and digesting as a gift and a learning experience where I am discovering the blessing of trusting the journey.

To be in this state of rest and digest is to live moment by moment and to know whatever  I am feeling is OK. I am where I am meant to be. All is well.

I am learning to trust the journey by developing faith.

I am learning to surrender and to let go and to allow life to reveal itself through me.

But neither faith nor surrender implies apathy or inaction.

Faith is a slow-burning flame that requires time and patience and a constant fanning of the flame so it can grow.  Surrender is an active letting go of deeply embedded thoughts, pre-conceived ideas and beliefs about life. It requires a willingness to give things up. It requires discipline and effort.

As I heal, emotionally and physically, as I rest and digest, I develop my faith and I learn how to trust the journey.


“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” — Paulo Coelho


In my writing life, I am developing trust. A trust in my own abilities to be a writer. I trust I will write what I know I must.


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