It’s been a month since my last dope quote, why? I guess I took a break, not quite sure why but this post might just explain it. I think my greatest weakness is also my greatest strength – my passionate, workaholic nature. It totally backfired on me in the last few months; I was always up at 6, trying to stay focused and create for as much as possible. Striving my ass off wherever I can, rest was non-existent in my dictionary until I fell ill. Not just once, three/four times in the space of two months. The last time was the worst, ill to the point that I was coughing blood situation and unable to concentrate on anything. I’m fine now but that ill period taught me some very important lessons. Continues on the reverse.
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I knew who I was, I knew where I wanted to go but my eagerness and lack of patience got the better of me (and my health). ‘Be still’ comes from the Hebrew term raphah which means sink or relax. It’s a tough one, can any of you tell me that you sit down 30-60 mins a day doing absolutely nothing? away from your phone, other technological devices and people. A few months ago, my reaction to that would have been ‘pfft, who has time to waste sitting around doing absolutely nothing?’. Now the one thing I yearn for is a sofa day – a day I just sit on my cough and watch Fresh Prince and Friends back to back.
The whole concept of being still is still very new to me but I’ve learnt to take at least a half of hour of my day doing nothing but being still and sitting in silence. Allow myself to think, reflect and dissect whatever mistakes that I’ve made that day and how to overcome them. Each day you learn new things about yourself, this whole period in which I was ill taught me everything and more. I made sure I wasn’t going through it but growing through it. Still learning how to be still, have been working non-stop for 3 weeks.
Knowing who you are allows you to create your own beautiful legacy.
That’s all for now folks. Guess what? A week tomorrow, I’ll be out of the country for almost a month. Booyah.