Take a Load Off, Annie

The lesson for today, apparently, is "relax."
All morning I was fretting over how to respond to a situation at work. It was not a big deal, but sometimes my brain won't stop examining things from every angle. Best to just let it whirr at times like those. As I left for work everything clicked into place and I thought "oh, forget it, I'm just not going to worry about it." As you might expect, my being relaxed either alleviated the situation itself or allowed me to notice new aspects that made me see it in a new light. No more puzzling situation.
Today in tai chi class, our lesson of the day was to relax when doing a particular basic move. It was one I was sure I wasn't doing quite right and I was correct. I was over stretching, putting strain on my neck and shoulder muscles. The teacher focused on relaxing and keeping the correct form or structure.
So, there you go.
I like finding the patterns in life and this is my meditation for the day. ;)


Aileen said...

I'm totally laughing because I just *got* the title of this particular blog . . . take a load off, Annie. :-) It's nice to read this blog and then the next one and see the progression of this "taking a load off". Caution: Giving in to not worrying may result in more intense feelings of happiness. Proceed with caution. Do not operate heavy machinery. Consult your doctor if the feelings persist. (that is the warning label on "Content" these days).

The Herdsman said...

Listen to your sister, she has good advice for all of us.