Suddenly, I felt present.
Here I was, looking in the mirror at this radiant woman with a smile, with tenderness, and with love. I shook my head and felt so light. My shoulders were back and there was so much space! My face was clear, open, happy.
“Isn’t it amazing how much lighter you feel after a haircut?” I asked the hairdresser.
The corners of his mouth lifted:
Both literally and metaphorically.
And that’s when I knew I was back. We really need to do a better job of accepting that sometimes, the only way out, is in. And I say ‘we’ because I know that I’m not the only one who finds it hard to do this. If you are reading this, you are most probably someone for whom slowing down means taking a walk while listening to a podcast and making a couple of work calls!
Some of you may know the feeling I’m about to describe:
It’s an unfamiliar sense of nothingness and it’s undoubtedly the beginning of a powerful shift, but you don’t know that yet. All you know is that something is off – that you are not aligned with yourself and that something has to change; but what? You know that you need to sit with this feeling but you can’t. How could you just sit around and let things be? You need to fight and do!