Don’t drop yourself…

I am the first person that I ignore when times get crazy.  I do not believe I am alone in this truth. We abandon our “personal ship,” rather than focusing on how our ship is going to chart the course through the turbulent tides.

If we focus on our ship first and foremost, we will most likely steer clear of the storm and/or face it with much more grace than we would if we only focus on all other elements that present themselves in times of chaos.

When I reflect on why it is so easy for me to abandon my meditation or yoga practice it is because I prioritize doing the dishes, being available for my loved ones, and going over in my work hours. I automatically abandon self-love and self-care.

I can confidently say that the times in my life when I have been living in bliss and turning problems into opportunities- I am prioritizing myself; giving myself love. Does culture and society teach us to abandon self? Is this an innate human quality? Or are we simply still learning how to best operate as being on this earth?

We live in a time where people are labeled selfish and overly independent, yet I am sure that most of us drop ourselves first. Why do we abandon our own ship? Who is taking care of us if we are not?

My theory for understanding is a bit of an anomaly. If consciousness is rising, which I do believe it is than we are then becoming more aware of how our internal and external worlds dance with each other. Learning to dance with our internal worlds will open us up to more brilliance in our external worlds dance.

I have a theory… that our society is bringing up the topic of independence more and more in our culture (ex: the hipster label) as a perfect counterpart to humanities collective consciousness recognizing the value of equally appreciating importance of love both internally {self} and externally {society}.

This theory comes to light under Newton’s third law, “For every action, there is an equal (in size) and opposite (in direction) reaction force.” When society recognizes more independence, there is an equal and opposite awakening happening we are starting to truly recognizing the value of self-care.

The gift of this lesson is that the more liberated self-love we can give to our internal world the more radiant we will be and the more we can give in our external world. Let us all practice not abandoning our ship in life… let us polish the deck dust our sails and flow with our external worlds. Let us refer to Mark Twain and give his metaphor an internal lens as we  “…Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in our sales. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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