I am definitely feeling the shift. The shift in season, the recently post full moon phase, the changes within the family dynamic and various roles, the shift from being home with pint size to the soon to return to the office and I am feeling completely misaligned, imbalanced and lacking any sense of “centeredness” right about now. It’s overwhelming and totally uncomfortable. And I don’t like it. I want to fight it. Resist it in any and every way possible.
But this resistance is not healthy. It will not bring balance nor will it resolve the deeper issue. I need to directly observe and ‘BE’ with all of the arising discomfort. So, time to reel myself back in—and that’s where the power of mindfulness comes into play. Rather than continuing down the emotional path to my demise, I can plant my feet firmly on the ground, close down my eyes or soften my gaze and take a deep breath— that’s step 1. This practice immediately brings me back, reconnecting myself to this moment of being— and in this exact moment— I am safe, I am healthy and I am ok. The moment I start backpedaling or future tripping— life becomes stressful, overwhelming and less joyful. Much less. But that’s ok because neither one of these two moments in time exist— the only time I have is right now— and right now involves a bath, a candle, a Topo Chico sparkling water, a glass of regular water and a glass a vino. That’s actually pretty dang awesome.
Life is better than ok. It is hard but yet so very beautiful and sometimes we simply need to be reeled back into the moment in order to feel it and believe it again.
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