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Hibernating no longer

Hibernation - the only cherry blossom to have flowered so far on the tree in our backyard

verb: be in an inactive or dormant state

I don’t know what has happened. I haven’t written here since June. Winter has come and gone; well, in theory anyway. I can hear the wind howling outside. My hometown is living up to its reputation as ‘Windy Wellington’ these days. I look out the window and everything looks expectant as if to say “give me a break – we’ve had enough of this”. I know when I step out the door I will wish I had even more layers of clothing on.

I have been paralysed by the getting going again process of writing in my blog. I have been trying to write for a while now but nothing comes out.

The irony is that I may have been dormant in relation to writing in my blog but I certainly haven’t been dormant in other aspects of my life. I have been writing – but offline in my journal. I have been taking photos – but not sharing them. I have been reading and doing lots of thinking. I have been communicating with others. I have been working, working, working, and this is probably the biggest part of the problem. I have allowed work to consume my life so that there is minimal time for anything else. Somehow this is easier to do when it is cold and miserable outside. The reality is that the winter months have brought many changes to my life and the lives of those I love. It has been busy and at times a bit overwhelming.

My definition of ‘hibernating’ based on the past few months is that it is a state of activity but at a different pace, generally slower and more considered; a period of re-prioritising aspects of one’s life; time with oneself even though you may be surrounded by people; contemplating and gathering resources for the way forward; re-energising and re-motivating the self and others; making decisions; a call to action and then taking action when the time is right.

We all need to indulge in this kind of process. It is about self-preservation. In fact it is a normal and natural process.

Why do we fight it?

Why don’t we learn from nature?

Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you
acceptance of what is,
surrender to the Now.
Let it teach you being … how to live and how to die.
Eckhart Tolle

The time has come to stop hibernating.

I am ready to re-activate my blogging – to move on – to get going again. At this point there are a million things buzzing around in my head. The spring surge has made its presence felt.

I need to trust that all will unfold as it is supposed to.

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One Response to “Hibernating no longer”

  1. on 18 Sep 2007 at 8:53 am zozo


    Great to read your latest meanderings. Keep them coming gorgeous!!

    Lots of love from
    Zof 🙂

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