'Yes!' is my heartful mantra this week, but not those external and even artificial ones that are so easy to fall into. I'm practicing an inner yes.
Starting this morning, I'm saying 'yes' to how I really feel rather than how I should feel, taking time to feel the tiredness and worries in me before I start my day in the world.
Instead of being too busy for what's real in me, I'm breathing into my feelings and allowing them. I'm making space for what is real in me, whether I like it or not.
Will you join me? What is real in you right now? What needs some loving attention instead of a brushoff? Could you give yourself time to really feel what you feel, now and throughout the day?
I'm a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and teacher who has long struggled with the desire to be the perfect person I imagine that I should be. Practicing mindfulness helps me find peace with my imperfect journey--being with myself as I truly am, loving my family as they are, and showing up for a messy world with openness and compassion.