Day 3 of 100. My challenge will be simply taking the time to DO IT! Making it a daily priority and eventually a healthy habit. I am always quite satisfied and feel accomplished when I finish. I am NOT a morning person but striving to start my day in this gentle way. Wish me luck.
I realized that we have a coronavirus-related forum on how we can mindfully manage challenging thoughts and feelings arising at this time... but that what we don't yet have is a place to share our general feelings. So, this forum is for that. Whether you're feeling high or low or somewhere in-between with all that's going on, feel free to share it with us here. I'll be checking in often here and would love to discuss whatever is moving through you.
I mentioned in another post that I have lately felt a call to embrace chanting and kirtan. For me, this feels like a call from my heart to move deeper into it. When I chant, the thinking mind slips away; I surrender what is 'rational', what makes 'sense', as I come into the particular mantra I am repeating. So in this way, I feel that at the moment I am being called to 1) come back into my heart in a deeper way (I've also been practicing loving kindness) and 2) to surrender the thinking mind a little bit more - to come back into my body.
This week's question asks:
In what ways do you sense you are being called to grow or evolve?
There is a big shift happening in our human collective at this moment. With this in mind - and with any other life factors that are present for you - in what ways are you being called to grow, to evolve, or to explore a new way of being?
Thank you for sharing @luma - This is a really great reminder that we are all experiencing this crisis in different ways. Some of us have more time, some of us less - and all for a range of reasons.
I do hope you get to have that self-retreat at some point in the near future 🙂