Letting yourself not just navigate this season, but seeing yourself as inherently part of that process is a radical way of looking at life.
It changes almost, if not every single thing.
For me it's been a lesson in patience, forgiveness, and mindfulness.
It's a way to find your footing in the world, wherever you are. It's a matter of forgiving yourself and the past enough to move forward. It's about slowing down enough to actually live the moment you're in.
Being more engaged with life gives you the freedom to find joy and meaning in the small moments, the courage to heal the deeply wounded parts of yourself, and the space to reconnect with what really matters.
I just shared with a fellow beautiful reader, how it's such a challenge for me to be completely in the moment, but when I am in that place, it's probably the closest thing to magic that I've found in this world.
It's true. Funny how the simplest things are.
What could letting yourself be a process mean to you? How could this practice or perspective improve your life after loss? How could it support everything?
I thought I'd share some ideas to help us step into a more mindful, forgiving attitude this week.
Letting Yourself Be a Process
Actively forgiving yourself over and over again for not being where you thought you would in life.
Relaxing the expectations you set for yourself when they become detrimental to your mental health.
Redirecting destructive thoughts to more helpful ones.
Refusing to let someone else dictate what success or beauty or happiness means to you.
The end of the workday being the end of the workday.
Intending to find peace in the middle of anything, even if you can only look to the one deep breath you take.
The practice of listening to your own body and heart for what you need.
Real work. Inner work.
Giving yourself the space to heal the things that hurt most.
Owning your mistakes and wearing your imperfections like armor, and using those aspects of yourself as fuel for your compassion.
Holding a deep trust in your connection with nature and all its cycles; with the cosmos and all its mysteries; with every other human.
A return to humanity and wholeness and a sense of belonging.
Putting curiosity and wonder in place of criticism and absolutes.
Allowing yourself to circle back to the lessons, people, and places that you need to revisit before you can move forward.
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What would it mean to you, what would it feel like, if you saw yourself as a process, too?
Let me know in the comments below. Your thoughts are the lifeblood of my writing, they help me keep this whole thing going.
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