✨ “Don’t torture yourself, nurture yourself”: A message from me to me.
I sincerely believe, as a society we have inherited and in some ways ingested violence. I’ve witnessed it in my own ways of thinking and being. The status quo and maintaining of it ad nauseam is harmful. By clinging to ways of doing and being simply because it is “how things are done” caused unnecessary and unintentional suffering to myself and others. Leaning in to what not only feels good but what does some good, has been both healing and freeing. Knowing that I can choose nurture over torture places a worthy perspective of wellness at the helm. And it begs the question:
What is good?
What is noble?
What is of merit?
What is healing?
What is helpful?
Do those things. Beyond fear of consequence or lack. Think on those things that are of good courage. There I will find peace. There I will find refuge. There I will find resolve. In the nurturing of life.
I think of the legacy of bondage and enslavement. Through 400 years of servitude, an entire nation sat by and allowed, made room and held space for murder, rape, lawlessness, total disregard for humanity. That was the status quo. That was the spirit and essence of centuries of leadership. It was the prevailing mode of operation. It was the loudest, most booming voice in the world. This legacy and spirit of murder and greed was indeed a pandemic. It was allowed, ushered in and sealed through legislation that made way for an even wider chasm of vile.
This is not about political rhetoric or conservative vs liberal. It is not about the right or left…socialists or Communist. It is about life. It is about humanity and our ability to lean into what is good and pure within ourselves and offer that. In the best way we know how, offer. Digging in our resource bag, using our authority in whatever domain in which we exist and inhabit and offer from a pure place.
That place for me is found in the stillness. Stillness within and without. Ego quiet. Spirit sings and soul whispers. Then a knowing. A knowing that this is good. This is a noble act. This is loving. This is truth. Go with that. Go in that direction:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. King James Version (KJV)