A friend of mine e-mailed this beautiful letter to me which I love to share with you all.
Slowing down & listening to your own natural rhythm can quickly connect you to the Universe.
Nature’s natural rhythms orchestrate when day turns to night, when flowers must bloom & provides the cue for when it is time for red & brown leaves to fall from trees. As human beings, our own inner rhythm is attuned to this universal sense of timing. Guided by the rising & setting of the sun, changes in temperature, & our own internal rhythm, we know when it is time to sleep, eat, or be active. While our minds & souls are free to focus on other pursuits, our breath & our heartbeat are always there to remind us of life’s pulsing rhythm that moves within & around us. Moving to this rhythm, we know when it is time to stop working & when to rest. Pushing our bodies to work beyond their natural rhythm diminishes our ability to renew & recharge. A feeling much like jet lag lets us know when we've overridden our own natural rhythm. When we feel the frantic calls of all we want to accomplish impelling us to move faster than is natural for us, we may want to breathe deeply instead & look at nature moving to its own organic timing: leaves shedding, or rain falling. A walk in nature can also let us re-attune is to her organic rhythm, while allowing us to move back in time with our own. When we move to our natural rhythm, we can achieve all we need to do with less effort. We may even notice that our soul moves to its own internal, natural rhythm – especially when it comes to our personal evolution. Comparing ourselves to others is unnecessary. Our best guide is to move to our own internal timing, while keeping time with the rhythm of nature.