Last year, in the dead of winter, I wrote a post “Day 17: I think I wake up most mornings feeling uneasy.”
That’s a phrase that has echoed for me, ever since I sent it out into the blog-o-sphere. I thought of that phrase again this morning, upon awakening.
And I wondered, why “uneasy”? And, what does “uneasy” even mean?
Here’s what occurred to me, this morning.
Perhaps we humans are hard-wired to strive and accomplish more, in order to survive. And perhaps what helps us do that is a built-in, easily triggered sense of … uneasiness.
Yes, uneasiness, or whatever else we want to call it. Dissatisfaction. Worry. The longing for something more. The sense that things aren’t okay, or — if they ARE okay in the moment — the sense of how they might go wrong in the future. Focusing on what we don’t have rather than on what we do have. The attraction to what’s wrong, rather than to what’s right. How the negative sticks more (and seems larger) than the positive. Awareness of weaknesses rather than strengths.
If you share this experience with me, I would be interested in how you might put that into words.
If you share this experience with me, I think you might agree with this, too. NO WONDER it’s so difficult to:
- Stay in the moment.
- Feel easy, happy, at peace.
It can take effort, that’s for sure. And practice.
Here’s what helped me feel easier, this morning, immediately after I woke up. The sound of birds, outside my window.
And although I know it wasn’t these birds:
It helps to know they’re all out there, somewhere, too.
What’s missing for me, before I end this post? Some sounds, reminiscent of what I heard this morning.
How about this YouTube video (thanks to NewEnglandgardening)?
That was easy.
Thanks to birds of all types of feathers, sounds, easiness, and seasons, and to you — of course! — for alighting here today.