Greetings dear readers as we head into warmer days ….. The weekend has been full with
company of friends I cherish ,
Luxury of family ….
Good food and
The exuberance that takes over when you have had all of the above …..
The friends and family have taken leave and it`s back to me zone again – as I look at my week ahead – it looks just as full ….. however I also sense a hint of displacement within …. and it feels like
– How is the week going to unfold
– Have I got everything sorted as it is meant to be…..
– Will some of this be challenging and
-Will this be all be okay.
I know for sure that most of us with day to day demands of work and / or family – feel this way – go through similar apprehensions . What changes this is being aware of what you think and how you feel – has a strong influence on what you do. In my work with people – children and families – how I engage or what I do – determines the outcome of each of my interactions
Ways to celebrate being calm and connected when feeling challenged…
Be mindful of the connection between what we think – and what we feel influences what we do ….
Make the time to be still
In that stillness acknowledge your strengths and capabilities
Accept your challenges just as they are
Be reminded of your values , your goals
Identify a purpose in all that you do
Think of all of the good things that make you smile
Think of all of the times you practised kindness to
Others and yourself….
Enjoy the breathing in and
It will all be okay 🙂
The intention of my writing today is to share my insights on finding the time each day – to practise connectedness to your sense of self and core values .When we do this – minor trepidations take leave and we are more able to look at goals and values – with purpose- and objectivity. Finding time to practice connectedness is about taking time to reflect. Dr Bessel and Dan Siegel pioneers of brain science affirm that Reflection , Meditative practice and Thinking – excercise that part of the brain ( which I refer to as the stem in my previous writings) where kindness comes from….. so let us each day find a quiet place to sit and be still and bring in the calm- and let us be mindful that it is this connectedness to our sense of self and the calm within , which would help us surf through the waves ….. small and big.
“Contentment and indeed usefulness comes as the infallible result of great acceptance , great humilities – of not trying to make ourselves this or that, but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life – of letting life flow through us.” David Grayman