Motivation is one of the biggest topics for people on a health journey. When I am lacking motivation, I look for things that would cheer me up and give me a little boost, and I thought why not share some of my findings with you.
I am not usually much of a romantic, but I do love a good quote.
*now I can hear your eyes roll*
But give me a chance and let me tell you that I have found some inspiring stuff recently listening to some new podcasts, and these two particular quotes are the ones I didn’t even know I needed.
“I gave myself permission to be sad, so I could find joy on the other side”
~ Stacey Abrams (Democracy advocate)
“My mantra now is love in action. We should do something to help people. Because love without action is irrelevant and action without love is meaningless”
~ Deepak Chopra (Explorer of consciousness)
The first one in particular, really resonates with me. Very often my sense of guilt prevents me from having days off and allowing myself to just feel sad.
It’s a dancer thing, it’s a human thing. We feel obliged to feel the fire under our belly 24/7, and think that if we love what we do, we should want to do it all the time.
Not the case! Sometimes we need TIME and SPACE. *healthy relationship…*
So, my love in action for this week is to share with you a poem by Jalal al-Din Rumi called The Guest House:
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honourably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
I leave you with something to ponder on, what do you need more: motivation or discipline?