Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe Out.
We have had a lot of challenging news, over the past few weeks. It feels like it’s all becoming far too common. I was trained in Level 1 of Trauma Resiliency in March, and since then trauma is another lens in which I see the world.
I hope everyone is doing well and finding time for self-care: hiking, climbing, running, yoga, meditation, Qigong etc.
There are a lot of debates going on about many issues. Some of the issues are issues we have been debating for years. Others are newer issues that can really shape the course of our lives, our country and our world. It seems as though people want to turn everything into a partisan issue to make standing up for an issue be more about the party that you support and not about the greater good.
When I was a younger adult, a friend and I would debate on if there were a true right and wrong on various issues. I would say there is a defined yes and no and he would say that it is all grey. As I grew older, I started to understand the grey in which he would defend, while I still believed that even in a grey area there is a true right and wrong.
Going forward we are going to find ourselves in places where we need to assert what is right and wrong, not based on any political views, but based on the presence of love or the absence of it.
Most of the issues we are facing are lacking love and it concerns me. When we operate on fear, we may settle or accommodate points of view in the moment that can hurt others or ourselves over time.
For the week, I invite you to meditate on a recent choice you made. Did you make your choice grounded in love or fear? Please keep in mind that a choice based on your comfort zones may lean away from love and towards fear.
With Love – Stephanie XO