It was one of those hot balmy nights, the air was still and the back of my neck felt damp.
I stood in the darkness of the kitchen, it somehow seemed cooler with the lights off.
I opened the fridge to grab a cold drink and the ice-cube tray.
The light of the fridge spilled out across the room.
Clink, clink the cubes tumbled into my glass and then one hit the edge and skidded across the bench top.
I slowly reached for it, noticing the silver trail left behind as it already began to melt.
I was mesmerised, watching as a puddle of water rapidly spread around it.
How quickly this hard, rigid, frozen object had once again returned to its fluid, free-flowing state.
I imagined the many environments we live and work in.
What if we too become altered by our environment?
Hardened and tough to survive in an oppositional workplace.
False and awkward in an attempt to fit in with the “cool crowd”.
Frustrated as we live out another person’s dream at the expense of our own.
Hidden as we fly under the radar and squash our truth.
Reserved and safe to exist around judgement.
Stifled as we hold in a creative edge in a quest for perfection.
Silent in an effort to keep the peace and avoid moments of conflict.
What if life could flow more easily, if the rigid, stiffness could melt away?
A more fluid life comes when we follow our desires, when we get clear on how we want to feel.
When we understand and acknowledge our own preferences. When we stand by what is important to us and create a life and a space to support this.
Do you feel a rigidity, a stiffness in your life?
Is it time to begin your melt, to return to your natural and most comfortable state?
To flow once more.
When do you feel most unlike your true self? What do you need to do to feel how you most want to feel?