No matter what we have going on, it’s easy to forget that nothings stays. Especially in times of stress, coming back to the moment however we can, can be so healing. As we arrive in presence and drop our judgements and criticisms of self and others, which are often kinda harsh. (I know. I’m a pro at it!) Those harsh opinions can only fence us into fixed ideas which may feel real but are not true.
When my own mind is too busy for sitting meditation, I often go for a walk instead, focusing on the steps I take, one by one, or on the breathing or just seeing in the moment, without labeling or judging. Trying to keep a beginner’s mind, that sees and doesn’t get caught up in concepts. Just staying aware, awake as much as I can to the flow of the moment. Right here and now.
Opening to what is.
Giving myself permission to take a break for my own well being.
When was the last time you did that for yourself?
It’s not selfish, it’s self care.
If we don’t care for ourselves, we can not be of much good to anyone else either.
Love yourselves friends.
May all find peace.