1. I made time for rest. Sleeping more, going to bed earlier. Balance is critical if I am to thrive emotionally, spiritually, mentally and professionally.
We long for the feeling that we are okay just as we are. We long to feel relaxed. We long for the courage to live with integrity. We long to reconnect with our authentic self---that sense of uniqueness and originality that comes from deep inside and is independent of others expectations.
When we have the courage to show up as we are, we discover that we feel more deeply connected to oth-ers. It's paradoxical. When we are fully expressing our one-of-a-kind selves, we also feel more kinship with all the other one-of-a-kind selves in the world. Why? Because when we are fully self-expressed, we become free of unfinished business and are able to be fully present to others.
the past week. I was tied up. Work consumed me in all ways: mentally, emo-tionally, physically and spiritually.Hand-ling crises in the lives of others the last sev-en days depleted me. Pacing myself while navigating the tur-bulent waves life tossed my way, was needed.Self-expression leads to feeling open, available, trusting, and relaxed; all things that lead to feeling connected to others. Susan Campbell, Getting Real, 73-74
|Scotland: "Loch Linhe and Loch Eil from Ben Nevis"|
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