Thursday, 14 August 2014


Sometimes there comes a reminder to walk slowly. To wait patiently, and to let go. 

Sometimes there comes an inner voice that says stop. Just stop. Right now. And for no reason. Because you don't need a reason. To set your own pace. 

And so you choose to stop. To press pause for a minute, or two or a little longer.

And maybe it's just to breathe. To breathe fully. Those really big breaths. The ones that can take you a little by surprise and remind you that yes indeed you are alive. 

And then you find yourself realigning with your heart as you inhale, and noticing seconds as you exhale. And suddenly you realise, it takes just a moment to stop, and just a moment for things to change. And that scares you. 

But maybe that's not such a bad thing because it gets you dwelling on gratitude. True heart-expanding gratitude. And it's in those moments of true thanks that you feel your heart speaking. And it's when you turn down the background noise, that you see gratitude exists in the right now, and right here. In what is. 

And you realise that with every breath in, and breath out comes opportunity.
To see things differently. To do things differently.
To say something. Or say nothing.
To kiss softly and slowly, like time is yours.
To linger longer when you hug goodbye.
To say what you've been thinking aloud.
To create a new habit. To let go of an old one.
To choose healing. To choose life.
To choose to see love. In you. And him. And her. And them. 
To ask how love would respond. Before you respond.
To seek joy. 

And so you decide from this moment on to make a little time within each day to just breathe. Or meditate. Or pray. Or read. Or write. To create. Or just be.
To do that thing that speaks to your heart the loudest. 
To choose solitude. And time together. 
To give thanks for today, and tomorrow. 
To listen. 
And to choose to see the beauty that exists in the ordinary. in the everyday. 
in every minute. and within every single breath. 


{I've been away from the online world, and away from this space I love for two weeks now. Right when I felt I was ready to jump back in! And while life has been full of wonder, joy and learning, winter's done it's trick of sending me inward once again. And that's right where I've needed to be :) This post pretty much sums up my heart's thoughts right now, and now feels a good time to share. Something has shifted here, and I'd say it's no coincidence that a new season is on its way. Elisa xx}


  1. I am so glad you are following your heart. I love the fact that winter turns us inward to discover each year what it is that is really important to us. xo

  2. Winter has the same effect on me Elisa, but it sounds like you have taken the time to reflect and learn, always a good thing. Beautiful post xo I have been away from the blogging world for over a year! Craziness, but I'm back now & looking forward to sharing & visiting :)

  3. So beautifully written, so important to stop now & then & appreciate the moment x

  4. Beautiful words Elisa. I'm glad you took a little time out from the blog, and have come back feeling refreshed xx

  5. Such a beautifully written post. Calm and true.

  6. Lovely post. It's so important to press pause sometimes.

  7. Lovely words and a beautiful message.

  8. I try to stop and notice the little things all the time these days. It helps that Im on maternity leave and not rushing off to work each morning. Hope you are having a good time experiencing the real world without online distractions :)

  9. I feel much calmer just reading this gorgeous post. Winter sends me inwards too, but I should stop fighting against it and use it instead as a time to reflect like you have xx

  10. I need to be quieter so I can hear. x

  11. Your post just resonates with me Elisa. Thank you!

  12. Sometimes we all need to step away, i love how you described the process x

  13. Funny how seasons are felt differently from everybody. I am the opposite of you Elisa. When winter starts I read and write much more. By the way I've missed your posts!

  14. Beautifully written. Winter always sees me turn inwards too. I become reflective and step away from things too. I hope the new season sees you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated xx


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