INSPIRED JANUARY 09 - GENTLE - Since we returned from Hawaii, I have felt exhausted. Whether it relates to changing time zones, staying up too late Saturday night, or fighting off illness, I'm not sure, but my response must simply be gentleness. Today is the first day of classes and, as such, I must push through to some extent, but I can also be gentle with my expectations by acknowledging that I’m not 100%. If I'm feeling spacey, that's ok. If I went to bed early last night and still slept poorly, that's ok. If I'd rather be cuddled up in my warm bed like this little elephant cradled in Buddha's hands instead of out in the rain, that's ok. I can imagine it's so.
And now I ask you, how are you being gentle with yourself today? If you set an intention yesterday, is there a small, gentle step you can take today? Please share in the comments.
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