I’ve been hearing from many of you lately that you’re feeling pretty tired.
Tired of isolation.
Tired of disruption.
Tired of bad news.
Tired of uncertainty.
Tired of… You fill the blank.
Yes, it’s a lot. And it’s exhausting… If we let it be.
Because in the midst of adversity there is opportunity. Opportunity to remind ourselves that we have choice.
The question is ~ Where does that choice exist?
We may not have the choice to go to work every day, or look for a new job, or fix our children breakfast and pack their lunches and get them ready for whatever version of school is happening that day, but we do have choice in the moments in between.
Are you taking time each day to move your body? I’m not talking an intense workout program (unless that’s your thing). How about a walk just a few doors down? Or simply standing on the front porch and allowing the sun to shine on your cheeks?
Are you choosing to fill a water glass or bottle and keep yourself hydrated throughout the day?
How about choosing to go to bed a little bit earlier so your tired body gets more of the sleep it needs?
Or wake up a few minutes earlier in the morning and sit in quiet meditation?
Where else can you find choice in your life?
I recently discovered a meditation that became a way to bring more light into the darkness I was experiencing. The recording addressed the fact that most of us are so focused on the bad news and negativity were hearing, we overlook all the positive that exists in our lives.
It takes but a few moments to remember all that is good, but the impact of the practice is profound. By remembering all that we love, and speaking those words out loud or writing them down or sharing them with a friend, we choose to let in the light and shift our perspective, which ultimately has a positive effect on the rest of the world.
What do you think? Are you willing to try?
I invite you to allow in a bit of light to shine in on those dark places.
Listen here ~
…the sound of a pencil moving across the page
…the coconut cream foam on top of my morning coffee
…the play of light on Georgie’s whiskers in the afternoon sun
…our kitty Lulu curled up on the end of Andie’s bed
…the moss on the big rock just inside the woods
…the fall leaves changing color
What do YOU love?
I can’t wait to hear?