Growing Organically (and I don’t mean food)

642I know I’m not the only one who struggles with growth–that is, not just doing it, but the way you do it.

When I want to grow in a certain direction, I tend to overthink it. Then I work toward it–but it never seems like it’s happening quickly enough. It might be slow, or disorganized, or not quite in the way or the order that I thought it would happen.

Growth is a funny thing. We can work toward it and wish for it and also make a bullet point list in order of chronological benchmarks, but like anything else in life, it rarely works out exactly accordingly with all those lists or ideas we create.

Instead of making lists and ideas of every component you wish to create, try setting an intention. Decide on a feeling or a quality you want to create. Imagine it–really, imagine what it would be like in real life, with both the good stuff… and the bad stuff (or at least less than ideal stuff) that comes with that.

In mind and movement, find that quality as much as you can. Then start to live and expand in that. Don’t expect yourself to do a certain number of repetitions a day, or complete a certain checklist in any specific time. Just feel your quality or intention, and then learn to live in that quality or intention. You’ll find that what you’re looking for isn’t really out there… somewhere. It’s right here. You just have to water it, plant it in sunlight, love it a lot, throw in some… ahem… fertilizer… and let it grow organically.

Published by Kara Cumberton

Wellness and horses are my things. I'm a rider, a bodyworker, and a college student studying integrative health and wellness. I also love nature, yoga, my dog, art, writing, and cooking.

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