On the path towards our dreams sometimes we must reconnect. The word stray is a significant word on this journey to our dreams. One of its synonyms is isolate, which is very telling as to what happens when we are lost in life. When one has wandered too far in a wrong direction there is a loss of connection with one’s self, others and the Universe – with God. Isolation leaves us vulnerable to become preyed upon and fall victim. And it can occur in any aspect of wellness.
Mindfulness: Which aspect of wellness is most in need of improvement or that you are seeking greater fulfillment? Come up with one word as a description of what it is you are feeling or how you would describe its present state. Because your life is like ecosystem, you will see how this is exact word is somehow recurring in every aspect. Sometimes it is helpful to look at an aspect of wellness that is going well and ask what is “off,” or how it could use improvement. How you describe this seemingly insignificant lack will be very significant in the aspect that you have strayed from the farthest.
Whatever transformation is occurring for you through the goal you set, it is something that you need – a new beginning of sorts.
And now, give yourself permission to quit.
Mindfulness: Not giving ourselves permission to quit, or to soften, or step back and make adjustments that will serve our needs in the best possible way, is often why we find ourselves in need of a significant transformation or change.
Think of times where instead of treating yourself lovingly, you pushed through or perhaps even numbed? How is your body is now seeing the effects of past abuse, your finances are seeing the effects of your ego or what have you become addicted to as a substitute for self-care:: food, cigarettes, alcohol or drugs? All instead of using your voice and becoming your own advocate.
Giving yourself permission to quit means that before you jeopardize yourself in any way, you will listen to that little voice in your head and follow your gut instinct. If a situation does not feel right, it usually isn’t. Respect your own wisdom and the wisdom that is constantly offered to you by the Universe and surrender. It is very important in these 20 days that you modify where you need to. Rest when you need to and push where you need to because this is your journey.