As I sit down to write, I find my mind filled with chaos and over stimulation from outside, as it has been in my meditations this week too.
While chatting with a friend this weekend, we came to this conclusion:
A LOT is happening out there.
Many people are in a rush. To get where? The next red light it seems.
People are angry, hateful, feeling bullied from all sides and are bullying in return. We see it in hastily written "not so nice" comments - QUICK REACTIONS - on Facebook, blogs we read, and in everyday life. Sometimes in response to a photo of someones child or their pet.
What to do for yourself in these times of over stimulation and outside stress? Find something to bring you back into your body and out of your head. Something that brings you back to your personal world and not all that stuff out there.
My friend comes home and greets his pets, takes a breath in his home, hops in the shower, then sits down to have a glass of wine. Now, he's in his body and breath, and is relaxing the way he likes to. He's able to look at his day clearly and say what he's grateful for and that he is okay in the midst of it all.
This is huge. HUGE!
A huge step to bringing him peace of mind and a place of wonder and love for himself, his life, and then the world around him.
What a great reminder that amidst all the external rushing, pushing, venting chaos We Are All Okay in This Moment.
It's also important to say this:
That You Are Lovable
You Are Loved
even if you did react in a not so positive way, or was the recipient of an obnoxious remark from another coming from a place of reaction.
Now you are aware. Witnessing. You are okay in this moment. You are still lovable and You are loved.
Lisa Kai is a licensed bodywork therapist in Chicago Illinois. She specializes in transformational bodywork including Lomi Lomi and Craniosacral. This blog contains her insights on bodywork and everyday inspirations for health and wellness. Lisa also practices Aloha, is a tiki freak, loves nature and double dipping her veggies, is an artist, and embraces change.