Honesty …

GoingInwardInvite_HonestyI haven’t posted in a long while.

That isn’t because I am lazy or that I am particularly busy.

Something much larger has captured my heart and soul, mind and body.

Life has been a bit of an uphill ski lately and I’m not going into that here or now. Let’s just say my focus has been more inward, more thought filled, more solitary. I didn’t want company. I didn’t need community. I just needed to sit and ponder. That pondering bit is from Michael Nobbs from One Thing Today list. His blog “Sustainably Creative” is on a hiatus until March, because he is “pondering” which sometimes slides into “worrying” and I find it comforting that someone else is having a bit of a rough go. I don’t mean that. I mean that it is less lonely and isolating to know that someone else is, like me, wading through molasses emotionally … maybe even physically. And that that someone else is dealing with it kindly, compassionately … even self-compassionately.

I guess what I find most comforting is that he is stressing “self care”, which, though it is a rather amoebae-like concept, is often critical to maintaining body, mind, soul, and emotional self. Best of all, he is not all words and tough love. For me, particularly at this point, that would be destructive and demoralizing. So I am avoiding any and all blogs that stress that kind of “motivating” strategy.

I choose to follow his example and treat myself kindly and “move at the pace of guidance”. He has encouraged me to do what I feel is right for me. Now. Here.

This season, this now, this here, the Northern Hemisphere is well suited to that. I offer to you the opportunity to move at your best pace and listen to the season’s wisdom. Wherever you are. Whatever your now. Whatever your place. Whatever your pace.

It’s not a race. It’s not a competition. It’s your life. And it is beautiful just as it is.

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Images compliments of Jeff Suchak, Mythic Landscape Photography

 

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4 thoughts on “Honesty …

  1. Yes, for sure this goes with my post about darkness opening us to light, Susanna — synchronicity. And since early November, I’ve been ‘pondering’. And relying on the self-compassion practices learned only within my most recent years. One of my wise teachers suggest that whenever troubled, we quietly ask ourself, “What is the kindest thing I can do for myself right now?” using, of course, a wise interpretation of kindness. Agree that there is deep comfort in knowing that others share these shadowy times that bring us a different kind of insight and self-nurturing. Beautifully expressed. Thank you very much. ~ kwp

    1. Oh Kit, you always know the right thing to say. Such insight and wisdom! Sometimes what feels like kindness is not really. One has to discern and some days that doesn’t come easy. But with the support and encouragement from friends like you…this too.

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