Without bringing this happy place of mine (this blog) into a darker place I just want to share that life is testing me at the moment. I really feel the need to connect my mind, body and soul in a way I have never put much thought in to before. I'm not quite sure how or what path I'm going to take but I know I need change to feel happier and healthier. My being is screaming out for it.
I don't mean to sound all hippie and new age-y either. This call from my inner self has never been this strong but I know right now I feel it and it's telling me to face up to what really matters and get back the connection to a life with meaning. I know I need to learn to be kinder to myself. I need to not let my many thoughts, expectations and the constant things I think I need to be doing become overwhelming. Take time-out. Stop. Be calm. Accept myself. And remember it is ok to do, be and need these things.
On reflection I think one of the reasons hand crafts have been a big interest to me over the past couple of years is that they provide a meaning and purpose at times when the rest of my world seems a little lost. Handmade is good for the soul. Do you agree?