I hope that this post finds you all doing as good as you can be under the current circumstances. How are you truly doing? Most people I have spoken to recently are exhausted (myself included) on all levels, so you are not alone if this feels like you; I know this may provide little respite for you. But as strange as it feels when I admit this outloud, my heart takes some comfort in knowing that I’m not alone in how I’m feeling, whether it is 1+ years into a global crisis, or just throughout life in general. My partner and I jokingly call those pre-March 2020 times, The Before Times. Humour has a way of helping me stay sane.
Instead of putting anymore of my attention to what I don’t want in my life, as a dear friend reminded me of tonight, I thought I’d do a quick check in on you all and share a few positive changes I’ve made recently (even though some days I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck energetically and emotionally). And also post my longest run on sentence to date. 😉 Impressive, right? Ha!
I have started my meditation practice again, after stepping away, admittedly, for too long. This is one of the habits that is necessary to keep our nervous system out of fight or flight mode; science has now caught up to the benefits of a consistent practice. I love when science and spirituality work together! My father’s friend, with the help of my Dad, have organized a global meditation for tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. EST (8 a.m. on a Saturday, yuck, I know right?! Kidding Dad…mostly…as I know you’ll read this). 🙂 Please join us from the comfort of your own home. If you can’t join then, no biggie – any time and any positive intentions put out into the Universe is always benefitted from.
I’m no longer on Facebook and Instragram, as of a few weeks ago, after I heard about another one of Facebook’s privacy breaches of 533 million users’ information being hacked. I am certainly missing the amazing, helpful, thought-provoking content from many of the folks I followed. There are a lot of people who are so generous with their free content, and really committed to making the world a better place. It’s a love-hate relationship. I’m looking for other social media platforms; Telegram is one I’ve been hearing about. Are you using Telegram? Thoughts? Likes? Dislikes? Other recommendations?
I am going to end with this here. As we ride the inevitable emotional rollercoaster in the coming days, remember it’s ok not to be ok, and give yourself permission to feel all the feelings. I’ve discovered that the only way out is in and through.
And as Glennon Doyle says, “We can do hard things.”
Yes. We. Can
Yes. We. Will
Much love from me to you,