Welcome to June!
This month we have the summer solstice on June 21st that marks the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
With longer days rolling in, it suddenly it feels so much easier to drop by the park or relax on an outdoor terrace on the way home from work. While it’s still light, "tomorrow" feels a long way off, as does the to-do list that accompanies it.
Lighter evenings free up mental space for lazy sunshine socialising and long walks through green spaces. It’s so easy to get stuck in the routine grind of work and commitments, but the time around the solstice is the ultimate time to put off doing the washing and go wandering in the sunshine with friends. It will make you feel more alive, and connected, and fulfilled.
Importantly though, as we find ourselves staying out later, waking earlier, taking weekend trips, attending weddings and festivals, and generally expending more of our attention outwards, our energy levels can deplete quickly, so it's as important as ever to find those pauses and quiet moments to really replenish.
The term solstice is derived from the Latin scientific term solstitium. Containing the Latin sol– meaning “the sun” and sistere meaning “to stand still".
This month then, soak up the abundant energy of summer and enjoy the increased opportunities to be out in the world, but remember to "stand still" occasionally and find your own sense of balance. In May's blog highlights below you'll find a link to a guided meditation that is perfect for this time of year and for recharging your batteries.
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‘Til next time,
Balance Garden Editor
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