simplicity, patience, compassion.
These are your greatest treasures.
Compassionate towards yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
After dragging myself out of bed and going through the motions of our morning routine, I dropped off my son at school and came home to work on my agenda for a retreat I am speaking at this weekend. The message of this retreat is Self Care which is different for everyone, and ever evolving. I stared at my journal for a few minutes wondering how I was going to inspire this group of women to care for themselves, trying to force myself to be witty and smart and charming realizing if all felt false. I closed my journal, lay back on my bed, closed my eyes and began to just breathe. It never ceases to amaze me how something so simple as listening to the sound of your own breath can completely transform the spirit. I felt my body relax, my mind clear (even my headache), and my heart open. I stayed there and bathed in the warmth and beauty of the the breath and energy that was being created. When I opened my eyes, it was there. Not as a script in my head of what I was going to talk about, but as feeling, an embodiment. I opened my journal and over the next 15 minutes created o paper the experience I wish to embody and share with the women this Sunday. All I needed was a few minutes to feed myself, go inward and make some space and then I was able to reach outward.
I am excited for this weekend, for what the future has in store. Every day it becomes more clear and with the help of some amazing friends and family I know that my desires will become a reality, I just need to trust. I need to continue to feed my spirit and body, take time for myself (without guilt), so that my positive energy can feed those around me.
Living my life with Love, Passion, and Devotion....