Sometimes we just need a little boost. Motivation is low, energy is lacking.
The power of our mindset is greater than we'd like to admit and often a simple inspiration can really turn our day around. So I though I would share with you some of my favourite quotes.
I am not usually much of a romantic, but I do love a good quote.
Stop it! I can hear your eyes roll.
Just give me a chance and let me tell you that I have found some inspiring stuff listening to some great 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.
But sometimes we need TIME and SPACE and most importantly compassion for ourselves. These are the requirements of a healthy relationship.
So, my love in action moment 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.
Acknowledging and honouring our feelings is the vehicle to joy. Voicing our vulnerability is a power that leads to resilience.