Giving yourself what you need.

Giving yourself what you need.

So, how do you care for your soul… in a topsy-turvey world?
And what does that even mean??
Care of the soul assumes that life is topsy-turvey.
So, don’t let it disappoint you or cause you to become too discouraged.
Because as you know, life is a roller coaster of things we don’t expect.
And so instead, we care for the soul.
We make sure our soul is doin’ alright down here…
For example:
We pause throughout the day. We take deep breaths. We do work that feeds the soul. We avoid negative people and negative thinking. We put ourselves in situations that lift us up.  We feel what we feel.  We BELIEVE in ourselves.  We believe in an unlimited universe that will survive. We don’t give up on ourselves.  We’re GOOD to ourselves daily…
I feel better just writing that:)
And as you care for yourself in this deeper, life affirming way, you’re experiencing connection and aliveness.
You experience the part of life that can’t be explained
It wasn’t until I stumbled upon caring for my soul… that a glimmer of something true, something deeper, and something eternally satisfying emerged within me.
Why does the soul offer so much?
Because this part of you knows the truth about you and your specific place in the world.
AND because… this part of you is connected to the unlimited.
And, this part of you has the power to overcome any self-doubt you have.
You can lean into your soul 100%.
And THAT feels really good, since leaning into something solid in 2020… is extremely comforting. ?
Be well and safe.

Can we enjoy life anyway?

Enjoying life during this challenging time might seem absurd, but please bear with me.
This year has been unfathomable … And it continues.
But, let’s not focus on that right now.
What if this was your LAST year of life?
Or if this was your last week?
Maybe you’d jump in your car and drive until you hit water, and dive in and swim to the nearest island and meet an islander and drink rum.
Or you’d serial watch your favorite guilty pleasure while wolfing down buttery popcorn and dark chocolate.
Or you’d simply sit and watch people walk by your front door.
One after another, strolling by, getting their kids out of the house … or themselves.
You’d want to take IT ALL IN.
The truth is, we want to enjoy life … be in love, be healthy, enjoy our work and children, travel, etc.
And enjoy the simple pleasures …
But, life doesn’t always go so smoothly.
Each of us can list a number of things that have happened in our lives that have caused us to ask: What the heck?
And I mean … seriously, what the heck?
However, we can decide to enjoy life anyway.
There will be bad days and bad moments.
Yep.
And yet, there are things to enjoy.
Even in this smoke filled part of the world where we can barely leave the house because the air is filled with soot … on top of a worldwide virus.
But, I digress.
We can commit to enjoy life, most of it, some of it, 4 or 5 minutes a day …
And to underline Mary Oliver’s final line at the end of her remarkable poem, The Summer Day:
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?