As we head towards the new year amidst the buzz of the festive spirit, I write again to touch base with each of you to review the year in the context of wellness and connectedness. This year has been much about the pandemic – and much more about the lessons learnt during what has been a year of crisis for so many of us.
Ironically COVID has emphasised connectedness in more ways than one – COIVID touched all of humanity -regardless of class, gender and race. We also got to learn new ways of keeping busy- having purpose – and living well –working from home has been the norm and long distance travel almost a thing of the past.
How did we stay connected? What helped ….
Taking time to Excercise
Taking time to reflect
Spending time with nature
Being able to ask – what am I to learn from this
Refraining from blame
Reaching out to those who struggled
Learning to reach out and ask for help
Showing acts of kindness and love in small and big ways
Supporting home grown talent and
Being grateful – taking in all the positives and
Having Faith – that this too shall pass….
All of the aforesaid comes from loving more …..and living in the now…..”Anyone can live sweetly, patiently , lovingly , purely till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means .”- Robert Louis Stevenson”
So Let our New Year be all about loving more and living in the now 😊
“Tomorrow is a new day , you shall begin it well and serenely”.- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Greetings dear readers I needed to take a mini break and so I did . Today I was reminded of the thought that having more space for heart matters – like love patience and kindness has everything to do with wellness.
The intention here is to share insights on kindness love and gratitude on our wellness .
Here’s a story for you : A collegial friend of mine one day said that at the moment she was taking care of an unwell member of her extended family – which sometimes is challenging . She retold that what made it possible for her was telling herself that she needed to make her heart just a little bigger- To make room for love and kindness and then everything seemed less challenging .
Another piece of information that I read and found incredibly valuable was from the Heart Brain foundation – the principles resonates with the pearl of wisdom from my friend’s story .
Here are 3 concepts for you 🍀
1. When we make decision from the heart – we allow room for creativity and positive emotional experience
2.Heart has its own intrinsic system and heart sends information to the brain – that can influence how we think feel and engage – which ofcourse has an impact on our wellness
3.So when we feel kindness and compassion in our hearts – when heart and brain are in sync – we allow ourselves a pathway that leads us towards becoming kinder -better connected – purposeful and resilient beings
Finishing today’s writing with much love and here’s a picture that is finally completed and ready ☀️🌟🍀🎼👏🏽