"be with those who help your being. . ." - rumi
You wake up in the morn, walk down the steps in a haze, turn on the coffee pot and begin to open the windows. Each window opens, a deep breathe is taken, allowing the fresh, crisp air to filter through your body and slowly the morning joe awakens you to the day.
Yes! This is what Rumi's words do for me.
This quote has become somewhat of a mantra for me, over the past few years. It is truly one of those things that you know deep down is so important for your health, your path, your life. But because we can sometimes get stuck in relationships, friendships or work environments, it can seem a bit impossible.
For me, it isn't a matter of not loving others, but more of a matter of loving myself. Not in an egostical, me, me, me way. More in the sense of "today I will do what is healthy, better for me." It can be so hard too. Life takes over, bills take over, relationships take over, and then before we know it, we can't find ourselves as we look in the morning mirror!
Since I began using this as a mantra, life has truly opened up. It is one of the reasons I am so excited about the Chickadee Road::Studio Sessions. It is so important to bring kindreds into our day. With each retreat I attend, I open that circle up to more beings who nuture, push and inspire me daily.
Opening. Circling. Nurturing.
If you want to continue to have conversations about community and how it relates to living a creative life, join us for the Chickadee Road::Studio Sessions.
Come along and be part of the beautiful circle of women already gathering for this inaugural session. Find out more and register here.
A gft for you: Download your own high-res copy of Kelly's artwork by clicking on "help your being" below. Right-click and save to your computer. And then print it and share your photos of where you put it in your home over in the Chickadee Road Flickr group.