Still: May 2013 Theme

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders - Lao Tzu (Quote)

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu

Over the last few years, the month of May has become a tough month for me.

Tomorrow is my late dad’s birthday. In a few days’ time, we will be commemorating the fifth year anniversary of his passing.

About this time last year, I also had to say goodbye to a job I once loved*.

It seems to me that I can’t go through this month without tears. Admittedly, I’m already wiping some away as I write this, especially as I re-read some old posts (and comments) like the ones I’ve linked to, as well as this and this.

Thankfully, last month’s refresh gives me some extra boost to help me to face this month with a bit more strength and positivity than I have done in previous years.

And, in my quest for Focus this year, I am looking to think about the concept of being still this month of May. That’s why I choose “still” as this month’s theme.

Usually, when we remember moments and people, when pay our respects, we often offer a moment of silence. Of stillness.

At the same time, when things seem to be going at a pace that we need to catch our breaths, we try to keep still. To slow down. To savour the moment.

That’s why this month, I am thinking of stillness.

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.” – Morgan Freeman

* On the flip side, I got to start my new company, which has done incredibly well. Not to mention, getting the opportunity to experience more of that work-life balance that we all seem to long for. A good reminder that sometimes, goodbyes can lead to great things.

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    • says

      Thanks, Christina. May has been a tough month for me over the last few years. While I still encountered a bit of sadness, this year has been more gracious to me, it seems. The stillness helped in some ways, but the craziness is also keeping me occupied at the moment. Hope you’re well! xo

  1. says

    When the negative seems to outweigh the positive, allow yourself to let go and fall back on friends and family. May you feel our support and find strength to weather the storms to each new day. (((HUGS)))
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