Weekend Wisdom: Not knowing how things will turn out is the only way anything comes out at all.
This climb is steeper than it looks.
Hiking reminds me to stay present, especially a challenging hike. When I’m not present while hiking, I am thinking about how much further I have to go. Or when I’m climbing something steep, I might get lost, feeling worried about how treacherous it’s going to be hiking down. In those moments, it’s almost like I leave my body and forget to notice the step I’m taking, which means I can’t clearly see or appreciate my surroundings.
When I’m not present, I am bypassing joy.
We leave our bodies daily when we forget to be present. By getting too far ahead or looking back for too long, we miss the potential joy of a present moment and can feel disconnected.
Staying present isn’t our default state. It feels more natural to wander so we have to keep coming back. When we notice that we are worried about what’s going to happen on the way down the mountain while we are still climbing up, we have to come back. If we’ve fallen out of a conversation, lost in our own stories, we must notice and return. The more often we come back, the more present and connected we can be.
Instead of bypassing joy, just come back. Be here for joy.
Ok … onto the favorites:
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Flow Consciousness: a spiritually scientific way to move through life (even in tough times).
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And my Instagram fav of the week is from @therapyforwomen because it will help all of us preserve our peace.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Weekend Favorites and have a beautiful, safe, healthy, loving weekend.