I never thought life was hectic, yet clearly it was. For years, the noise in my head, telling me to do something about this problem, drowned out any awareness of how very busy I had been. Yes, I was the noise in my head - a part of me, the best part too, had taken a back seat for too long. Expending way too much energy to maintain a façade that no longer suited me was the problem.
This past two years has been like a mopping up operation - clearing away the mess left behind. Now, all is neat, and very quiet.
If I imagine myself on the beach of my childhood, listening to the waves crashing and watching the clouds ...
... what I realize is, my quiet place surrounds me, all the time.