We have all heard about the trendy topics of balance and wellness these days. But what’s tricky is that most of us have no idea of just how depleted we really are.
Here is an exercise I do every few months.
It’s true, things could always be worse, and we do have much to be grateful for. This time of year reminds us, even more, how lucky we are.
However, before we start glossing over the serious challenges, many of us are facing these days, my hope is that we are, first, taking the time we need to be with our emotions. Because the last thing we need is to have is our buried grief, anger or fear hijack our dreams.
How do feel after seeing graphic images on the news?
What do you do to support yourself?
Here is a tool, along with a spiritual perspective I hope can offer some help.
It has been a while since I have posted any musings. I find when my external world becomes full, I need to take more quiet to balance my internal world. For me, that translates to less time on social media. Reliably inconsistent would describe my way of showing up. However, I am ok with my unreliability ;)
Right now I am moved to speak about the shocking situation of fires burning in our province. 155 of them burning today, with 3000 courageous firefighters attending. Thousands of people and animals displaced, homes lost, wild creatures perishing. Heartbreaking, and staggering in size, with no end in sight to the weather conditions.
For me, the heaviness of the tragedy hovers in the background of daily life as I watch the smokey haze drift over the coastal mountains, washing the sunset with orange.
One thing that helps me is writing, and I am sharing an article I wrote at another time of great fires that was published in the Elephant Journal magazine.