Hello, wise ones.
If you’ve been feeling super serious and mulling over major life decisions recently, you aren’t the only one. With confusing world events and harsh energies to deal with, it’s a lot for anyone to take! As we step into a new paradigm, simultaneously moving towards the new while being grounded in the present can also be a tricky balance to navigate. Maintaining this tension takes energy, presence of mind, and stamina. And like an athlete, this requires training and self-care, balancing out a time of action with a time of rest and recovery, seriousness with joy and equanimity.
Check in: where have you been experiencing an imbalance recently?
This week, it’s a time for lightening up by consciously seeking out activities that take you out of your mind (in a healthy way!). Always factor in joy – it’s often a neglected ingredient that makes all your plans enjoyable and actually sustainable. One easy way to start connecting with the joyful kid inside of you is to go play – and to do things simply for the sake of enjoyment. You don’t even need a lot to start doing that – for example, it can even be about taking the time to enjoy dressing in the mornings, delighting in colored markers, taking time to be without needing to do, even if just for an afternoon. It’s summer in the Eastern hemisphere, and the perfect time to unwind and let yourself unfurl…
“The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.” – Margot Fonteyn