From omkarlie on Instagram:
It is okay: to rest, to reset, to be "lazy", to take time for yourself, and procrastinate a little bit, to "slip-up" from time to time, to be less than perfect, slow down, rest. It is all ok. We all do these things, and we all need to let ourselves do these things.
I spent years beating myself up for being less than perfect, disciplined, energetic, accomplished all the time. If I were sick, I could not just let myself veg-out with chicken soup and watch movies for a day or two. Rather, I would still have to be accomplishing, doing, going, grinning and bearing it. If I wasn’t, I would judge myself harshly and work myself towards a depression.
Over the last few years, I have made it a point to honor these moments when life needs to slow down or change tempo as an opportunity to come into deeper alignment with my Being. In these moments, something is asking to be seen, heard, witnessed.
And in this moment, we are collectively being asked to witness, all together, to join together in reflective awareness.
Do I turn away and crush down these parts of myself (or of the world) that are asking for attention, or do I turn towards these parts of Self as an opportunity to learn about Life?
Do I take these rhythms of life as spaces to learn and grow in compassion for myself and others who experience struggle, stuckness, stress, exhaustion; as spaces to deepen my wisdom and understanding of what is going on in my body and mind below the surface; as spaces to step into and honor the unfolding art of spirit in this material dimension and the different brush strokes with which my life is painted?
Reflections on self-isolation this week. These are moments for knowledge and rejuvenation to be enjoyed and cherished.