Self-LOVE In Action
Self LOVE is a concept or a practice that is uniquely different to each of us. Ultimately for me, it's been a lifelong relationship with my Self that's evolved over decades from abandoned to awkward, to sporadic, to intimate to devoted. Over the past couple of weeks, we've seen our lives & our world as we know it, turned on its end, as this Virus has encircled our entire planet. It hasn't been lost on me, that this may be the first time in history that the collective family is journeying through the same thing at the same time. Everyone is affected in some way, each experience will look & feel as different as the next, but through this pandemic, I feel we are being shown the radical interconnectedness of us all.
Something that's helped me to navigate the fear was to flip the script by imagining that I chose the experience, rather than the other way around. In this way, I feel like I set myself a personal spiritual test, to stay open & available to receive the lessons. How will I show up for myself? For my family? For my community & Planet? What do I want to represent - fear or LOVE? What new thing will I learn about myself? How can I expand? What do I have that can be of service to another? How can I help?
As most of us find ourselves at home, perhaps navigating your own anxieties & uncertainties, I thought I might share a few of the practices I've been connecting to that are helping me to choose LOVE.
Listening to my body & giving it what it needs, whether that be movement, nourishment, work, rest, healing, boundaries, water, Netflix, et al.
Meditation has truly been a game changer for helping me show up for myself & my life as my best. Even sitting with your eyes closed for a few minutes (preferably outdoors) & shifting from the mind & placing your hand on heart is a great beginning.
Those that know me, know that Deepak is my zen man.
Click to link to free resources I've been loving up lately
Nature As Nurture
Getting outdoors to move, sit, or simp