On Lightness

These last few days have come with a heaviness and a lack of clarity.  They've been beautiful in a physical sense, but I couldn't help noticing a nagging discomfort.  The hours seemed to whizz by in a blur, and I felt less creative and productive.

Slowly but surely the root cause of it dawned on me.  As much of a blessing as connectivity has been for me, it can also be overwhelming, draining.  I like most things at a measured pace, and there are times when social media and online interactions can feel like a frenzied, dizzying dance where I'm running out of breath.  Each time I pull back for a while, I feel more like myself.  I observe and digest more mindfully, my thoughts are clearer, and I feel as if I'm treating myself more gently.