“Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard and valued- when they can give and receive without judgment.” ~ Brene Brown
In my last post, I wrote about balance and connection as my guiding words of 2015. Crafting a flexible plan to bring me closer to my intentions, I divided up the areas of connection into categories where I had been lacking: self, husband, and friends.
Connection with self.
If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. I would add — when Mama’s been meditating, the peace is increased. Mood is infectious and the benefits of meditation are as well.
As counterintuitive as it may seem, it is vital to start here — with the need to get quiet in order to foster wisdom and clarity. Call it prayer, meditation, or simply sitting in silence for a few minutes. Without it, awareness of our inner thoughts and experience is much more difficult to assess.
Although I currently meditate daily, I recommitted to 5-30 minutes of practice a day. This also means offering myself compassion and honoring my need for sleep, rest, fun, and balance.
Shonda Moralis, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist