Take time to recharge your batteries. It’s hard to see where you’re going when your lights are dim. H. Connelly
These days tired moms and dads are often tempted go and go until they drop. When we are in the “race” for the long haul, pacing is critical…. Or we may end up crawling to the finish line. Only you can decide what your spirit and body can take, but it is the healthy person who stops to refresh along the way. A 5 minute meditation, a short walk around the block, even pausing to take a 5 minute mental trip to the mountains has shown to lower blood pressure. Listen to a soothing DVD on the ride home in the car; take care of yourself first. Taking care of our battery makes the “ride” much smoother! How can you nurture others when you are running on empty?
A little gratitude changes your whole outlook, like lighting a single
match in a dark room. You see things that were there all along and
realize how amazing your life already is. Soulseeds
Now is the time to take a look at where you are on your pathway — light the match, see those hidden things and change your outlook if needed or ramp it up a bit more. Be grateful for what you do have in your corner.
This past week has brought so much to light for us. There could be so much more going wrong — but there isn’t. I’m grateful for what we have going right and trusting that the what and where will lead us to answers we have been seeking. We are being blessed in so many ways, there are the temporal things: health, a home, food on the table, a job that is still paying bills, friends, the freedoms to say these things in a forum such as this, and so much more. There are also the spiritual things as well – these are very private and personal feelings at the moment yet intertwined in every aspect of who I am.
Another blessing to lighting your pathway, is that you are also lighting the way for others to follow — who are you reaching out to help today?
“Wisdom, Happiness, and Courage are not waiting somewhere out beyond
sight at the end of a straight line; they’re part of a continuous
cycle that begins right here. Benjamin Hoff
Greatness begins with you and it begins right now with this very breath. In Howard Glasser’s, You Are Oprah we find; Greatness is not about feeling JOY all the time. NHA® is not about “one note response” to everything. Some people are afraid to acknowledge real emotions, perhaps because they don’t have effective methods of dealing with them. NHA® embraces the full range of emotions; we simply don’t shy away from them. We can tap into the enormous fuel locked inside us all: unlike fossil fuel, this kind of fuel (life energy) is renewable! (Oprah, p 152)
Make today a greatness filled day! Take some time to embrace your emotions whatever they are. Your “intensity” is a good thing – it is your life energy! Embrace it.