When my hair dryer shuts off, there’s a button you push to get it started again. A small, red “reset” or “test” button on the cord that restores power. It might be a pretty good metaphor in life. We all have some kind of ritual or practice that helps us to re-charge. Last week I found myself at the beach on several occasions, shooting photos or walking my pups. After the first visit, it was so peaceful and restorative that I was enticed to go back a few more times. Maybe I just needed it..
Recently I worked on a photo session for yoga and fitness instructor, Kathy Drake of Wellbeing Yoga Fitness. I have been practicing yoga and working with Kathy for many years. It is a restorative, energizing and positive experience that I need to achieve balance in my life. So I guess that’s a button too.
Whether it’s down dog or a run on the beach, we all need some balance. So every now and then, just “hit the reset button” .