Just This.

Via on Dec 19, 2012



We are busy people.

We make the bees look like slackers.

But sometimes, sometimes I remember and catch myself when I’m going in a thousand different directions at once,

(and multitasking, even though it makes me stupid)

and remind myself of two words that calm me.

Two words, that like have a pulse like rhythm and bring me back to the present moment.

Two words as a mantra:

“Just this.”

“Just this.”

“Just this.”

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And I will start the water, let it run and let the steam hit my face.

I will slowly undress and take the day off with my clothes.

I will slip into the too-hot bathwater.

I will breathe in the soap and steam and my own scent.

I will let my muscles relax into the heat and finally, slowly exhale.

I will stop.

I will just do this.


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


4 Responses to “Just This.”

  1. Edie Lazenby edie says:

    Love it!

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