Welcome to my first blog post! I am super excited to get started. First let me say that I am only an expert at being myself. The things that I share here are based on my personal experiences- but somehow I believe that there are other people who have shared similar journeys. Over the past few weeks, I have discovered the three elements that are essential to my survival- to breathe, to pay gratitude and to love.
What I’m Reading:
Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav (25th Anniversary Edition with a Study Guide)
That thing that happened recently- the break-up, the job you lost, the kid that’s in trouble yet again, the loneliness, the infidelity – breathe that thing in. Breathe it down to the tips of your toes- feel it as it burns in your chest and unsettles your stomach. Don’t fight the tears that threaten to tear open your eyelids; let those tears flow like a river. Let that deep and loud cry emerge and scare the neighbors (they probably deserve it). You will not die. There will be snot and swollen eyes and maybe even a sore throat. You will recover. You are on this earth to experience an array of emotions, not just the ones that make you feel warm and fuzzy.
There is always something to be thankful for. It may be too soon to see the bigger picture, so let’s start small. Let’s be grateful that your chest did not literally burn open and that an upset stomach may cause you to lose a couple of pounds. Be grateful that the neighbors probably will not call the cops because of the interesting aroma coming from their apartment that can be smelled from 50 feet away. Finally, be grateful that you just bought a new box of tissue (who does that? I mean toilet paper or paper towels), you look hot with swollen eyes and your sore throat gives you a reason to not go to work. There is no small gratitude.
After you have gone through whatever with whoever, just send them love and light because #1, those things are free ( I am sure that their foolishness has cost you enough) and #2, the love you send will return to you in ways that you can never even imagine.
P.S.- Don’t forget to send yourself some love and light too.
Come, return to the root of the root of your self.- RUMI