Self-liberation isn’t just expressed through the do-ing. It is in the be-ing.
Feeling, processing, intuiting. Releasing, listening, honoring. All are expressions of liberation.
I say all of this not just to make a point to myself as I’m grappling with the pressures to be what I am not & do what I cannot, but to give you permission to lie fallow or to process or to honor or to feel if that is what you really need right now.
It’s so easy to dispute or discredit. But allowing yourself time to lie fallow & do the quiet, seemingly unbusy inner work, is not only courageous, it acts as bright illumination on your path to liberation—be it sexual, sensual, personal, emotional, or what have you.
I heard it said once that if we tilled the farm lands day in & day out, without rest, we’d kill the soil, zapping all of its nutrients & yielding some less-than-nourishing foods. Our bodies, our purposeful work, our elusive creative Geniuses operate in the same way.
There is a time to produce, & there is a time to regenerate. Seasons exist for a reason.
Remember that there is sacredness in following your natural rhythms, in doing less now so that you can do more later.
–Ev’Yan Whitney, “Honoring My Personal Winter” | Sex, Love & Liberation