by Wendy Strgar August 20, 2010
I have finally met the full weight of my fatigue and I am so happy to have a long weekend at a beach house to rest. I need to replace my exhaustion with inertia. I need to see what is behind all the thinking and writing and talking I do. I want to dive deep into stillness and quiet.
The beach has always been one of my favorite places to reach such a state of relaxation and rest. Away from the busy-ness of the city, standing on the long stretches of sand, looking out at the water that extends for miles past the horizon, I can finally come to that place of stillness I usually can only achieve in my mediations.
Being on the beach puts it all in perspective. The endless crashing waves, the singular blue-grey color of the ocean, and the millions of grains of sand at my feet remind me how small I am, how, in the scheme of things all of my worries and troubles are really not that bad after all.
So here I am, at my haven with my favorite people in the world. This weekend I shall surround myself in the stillness and the quiet grandeur of the Oregon coast, and find the peace I have been craving.
by Wendy Strgar May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018
by Wendy Strgar April 26, 2018