On Keeping The Flame Lit

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Artwork: Kazuo Shiraga

Good morning beautiful people,

I hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world.

I have not written in a month, maybe overwhelmed by other areas of life, such as parenting, and admin, but when I loose consistency and don’t show up, something feels off.

I have showed up through thick and thin for three years, guided by a voice within, when I took the time to sit and ground. This voice, dictating those messages always made me feel at peace, and as I said, would show up, when I would show up.

This morning, I was driving around town so that my son would sleep through his cold, and listened to a podcast by meditation teacher Light Waktin. Mr Watkin happens to write a daily email read by many and talks about consistency and how when we show up, life shows up.

So why do we at times loose consistency with what makes us feel so well? Why do we not put our energy toward what makes our inner flame feel lit?

Life and its inevitable change might be the answer, but there is always a possibility to get back on the bandwagon, and light that fire again. We can beat ourselves up and not do anything about it, or we can practice self acceptance, breath, and get back to it.

So on this note, I am going to invite you to take a deep inhale and put your feet on the ground. When you feel ready, how about breathing out anything and everything you no longer need.

It only takes a few minutes to recenter and relight our inner fire. It requires awareness and slowing down. So in case you feel the need recenter, remember that it’s available, at all times as long as we choose to show up.

With love and deep respect

Vanessa

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