Right now I’m taking Rachel’s excellent Ease Hunting course, where we’re focusing on finding ease, space and sanctuary in our everyday. So lately I’ve been paying more attention to how I move throughout my days and how I naturally seek and find ease.
One thing I’ve realized: Ease definitely doesn’t come naturally to me. As a highly sensitive person, I’m easily overwhelmed by my environment.
I’m bothered by bright lights, big crowds and loud noises. I’m easily startled. I’m extra sensitive to scary or violent movies or images, so if I see something, I just can’t shake it off. (Even my favorite shows “Castle” and “Elementary” can sometimes be too much.)
While ease isn’t automatically accessible to me, I’ve also noticed that there are still many ways I find space and sanctuary.
For instance, I:
There are many, many ways we can find ease in our everyday. We likely have ease in our lives already. And that means we can build on these moments.
Sometimes, some days, ease is tougher to find. So we need to look a little harder. And that’s OK. It’s there, just waiting to be uncovered.
What does ease mean to you? How do you find ease in your everyday?
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Last reviewed: 8 Feb 2013