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what am i not seeing?

Lately, I have been getting distracted by the flag that is on my daughter's bike flapping in the wind.  See, I can see it from my desk out of the corner of my eye.  What it has got me thinking about is that there is wind, a lot, but because it is often not blowing the trees around it goes undetected.

What it really has got me to thinking is what else am I not noticing?  I think this is a metaphor for our lives. Recently I read/heard something that I have not been able to stop thinking about, and it was something like this: "If you want to know what is important to you look at what you spend the majority of your time doing."  

I don't know about you but most of my life I would talk about things that were important to me.  I would talk about things like: work/life balance, being there for my family/friends, and building quality relationships in general.  I have to say that while I did believe that these things were important I continued to overwork, be distracted by my business when I was supposed to be spending time with family or friends, and non-stop talk about employees, clients or situations that were not going how I wanted them to.  Also, my thoughts would get the best of me and I would overthink about what the future held and attempt to figure out how to prevent "bad" things from happening.

Let's just say that it was not a very pleasant experience being in reaction to everyone and everything and worrying or being overwhelmed by the future.  Can you relate?  My experience in life now, is almost exclusively in joy, peace of mind, calm and stillness and definitely some jumping up and down, laughing and dancing! (In fact, as I write this I am dancing in my chair to Justin Timberlake!) I have figured out some super cool strategies to getting into this space and I would love to chat with you if you could use a new way to go about navigating this life, seeing what is going undetected in your life. I would love to connect, what's good for you next week?
Peace, Erin "dancing through life" Mac