You’re compassionate. You’re empathetic. You’re overwhelmed.
How do you protect your sensitive-self while living a meaningful life?
How do you deal with melting ice caps, fracking, suicide bombers and laundry?
How do rainforest-minded souls manage in a chainsaw world?
I’m not sure.
But here are some ideas.
Saying “no” more often is good. Connecting with nature, good. Deep breathing, meditation, yoga, therapy, all good. Watching back-to-back episodes of Dr. Who, probably good. Dark chocolate, what do you think?
What else? What protects your sensitive soul? What actions do you take in the world that won’t leave you gasping, fractured and toxified?
I’m wondering that myself.
But here’s an idea.
A place to start.
Something to think about.
I wish I’d said this myself. I didn’t. But I agree with it.
“The gift you carry for others is not an attempt to save the world but to fully belong to it…You need to find what is genuinely yours to offer the world before you make it a better place. Discovering your unique gift to bring to your community is your greatest opportunity and challenge. The offering of that gift—your true self—is the most you can do to love and serve the world. And it is all the world needs.”
To my dear bloggEEs: I promise to help you find ways to access your True Self in future posts. I think it may be an important piece of the Puzzle. In the meantime, make a list of ways you self-soothe. Then do them. Give yourself permission to rest, to think, to create, to love. And I’ll see you next time.
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