"Rest: the seemingly unreachable state;
so easily arrived at, 'simply' through stopping."
~ David Whyte
How are you feeling on this powerful day?
Today we are experiencing both a new moon, and a rare, hybrid solar eclipse.
Eclipses are typically times of intense personal growth, so why not offer yourself the opportunity to check in? Do some internal investigation?
If things feel a bit intense emotionally, gift yourself some extra time to pause and breathe. Allow your full self to arrive, and don't shy away from the shadow sense of self.
During the opening of my classes, I often invite people to, "Start by stopping." And, as David Whyte points out, this is not so simple.
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Today, I encourage you to level-up your self-care routine by intentionally taking moments to pause and rest.
I know, I know . . . I can hear the collective groan, "But, Michelle . . . I don't have time to rest."
But . . . is that really true?
Here's the thing. Rest might entail getting underneath a big blanket, eliminating all distractions, closing your eyes, and drifting into sweet slumber. Occasionally, a nap is exactly what's needed.
However, that's the not the only way to rest.
Here are three of my favorite ways to rest more, even when I'm busy:
Not yet convinced that a little extra rest is right for you?
Want to know more about why rest is so important?
David Whyte explains it so eloquently:
***"Rested, we are ready for the world but not held hostage by it, rested we care again for the right things and the right people in the right way. In rest we reestablish the goals that make us more generous, more courageous, more of an invitation, someone we want to remember, and someone others would want to remember too."
Be oh-so-gentle with yourself,
~ m ♥️
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From CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.
Revised Edition : David Whyte and Many Rivers Press