There has been a more conscious movement towards mindfulness to adjust to all the changes the pandemic has sparked and continues to create. Meditation and prayer time is critical for some people but not all of us who are continually navigating change. In fact, we all make many changes throughout each day of our lives whether pandemic times or not. I personally have made a lot of changes in several critical areas of my life: finances, relationships, wellness, and, equally important, spirituality. For me and many of us especially when it comes to the relationships in our lives, these have been profound changes which in turn impacts the circle of influence surrounding us. We should all be proud of these necessary changes, adjustments, and pivots of our lives because they have taught us critical and sometimes life-altering lessons. All lessons which teach us that happiness I’d a choice we make as life continues to give us lessons.
Ask youself what you accomplished in spite of all the painful moments. Remember that ultimately you made it to the other side of those critical yet temporary moments. I know I am unapologetically proud of myself for going from surviving to thriving in spite of all the people – both men, women, and immature folks (call them children if you will) – who have mistreated me and helped me to feel worthless. Can you relate to that feeling? Sometimes it felt like surviving unending pain but then it finally passed.
Remind yourself that, seriously, it is okay to cry and you must remember – release the pain – because it provides not just a release but also refreshment that will bring you joy and happiness in the one life you have to live. Find what inspires you whether it is spirituality, education, art, friendships, romance, etc. As Marie Kondo asks: “what sparks your joy?” Personally, I have always been protected by my faith. So, with that said, will you join me in my passion for helping others and creating a safe space community within the LITE? And, by that, I mean let us spread Love freely, Inspire one another, Teach ourselves and loved ones so that we may Evolve.