Let Yourself Be
Even if the chaos of 2020 has physically slowed you down, shackled you to your home, isolated you from friends, kept you idle, that doesn’t mean it has stilled you inside, in your heart and your mind. I ask you to consider welcoming stillness inside as well as out.
Slow down. Listen to your heartbeat. Feel your breath flowing in… hold the moment, count to three… let it whisper out. Again, invite the breath in, savor it, let it sink all the way to your toes, then release it, and feel your chest rest into itself.
Find a place of comfort and quiet to be, just be. Practice this breathing seven times. Seven breaths to bliss. Let them fill you, cleanse you, reset your inner clock. Afterward, spend an hour doing something simple but extraordinary…
Read a treasured book, knit your growing afghan, bake cookies and fill your kitchen with the smell of joy, wrap a present in colorful paper- purple, gold, red…, find a spiral notebook and journal the thoughts crossing your mind, listen to old, forgotten music, draw a picture with colored pencils, or crayons, markers or pens.
Choose whatever makes you come alive with the wonder of being, even if just for this hour. Do this for yourself to connect back to soul, to center, to ground, to be with the calm and the stillness in the depths of your being, and remember this time is yours and yours alone.
Repeat whenever you like.
Don’t wait until it feels necessary. By the time you recognize need, it is already too late. It is just like noticing the plant whose leaves have silently drooped and suddenly remembering you forgot to water her.
As 2020 comes to a close, remember… water yourself early and often!
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