“what’s difficult in life is to stay centered when somebody says or does something that tempts us to close our hearts because their was closed. that is hard. but that is also how we grow. we go through those circumstances in order to evolve into people who can hold our loving center no matter what the world throws us.”
- marianne williamson
centered would not be a word i’d use to describe the last couple of months. more fitting? maybe whirlwind. change. growth. and throughout all of this, i’ve been looking toward my center but haven’t felt extremely grounded.
to be centered means something different to all of us. i know i feel my absolute best when i’m well-rested, eating healthily, practicing sweaty yoga and quiet meditation and always making it to my weekly acupuncture appointments. that’s my picture-perfect, control way to feel centered, but life happens. sometimes there isn’t time for it all.
what we do always have is our breath. inhale and exhale; ebb and flow. taking care of our inner selves and making sure our souls are well-fed, in order to move from our heart space. the curve balls will keep coming, no doubt about that, but tapping into our quiet, compassionate center will keep you grounded and open.