Within the last few years I have come to realize that I am a very driven, even passionate and intense person. This ends up working against me sometimes, because in my excitement to accomplish great things and to push myself further, I forget to tune into how I am feeling. I forget to take time to just be and to relax, and end up finding myself high-strung, with a cluttered mind.

As I checked in with myself tonight, I was surprised to find the answer to my troubles so simple: I’m tired. I need time to process all these things that are happening in my life… What a lesson! The answers are often so plain…it takes real effort to see what is in front of our eyes.

There are many beautiful quotes that I would like to share with you on this subject, but I resolve to leave you with two. With them I wish you a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” -Chinese Proverb

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” -Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680)