Friends, if you are someone that feels like no matter what you do to stay positive, you still feel the weight of the world on your heart, you're not alone. I want you to know that I feel with you.
In the last couple of months, I've been in a new season of FREEDOM. This has become my mantra ~ FREEDOM! I am FREE and choose to live in a way that brings more freedom.
Hustling for my worth and acceptance
Meaningless Conversations and Superficial Relationships
FREEDOM from Distractions.
As I look ahead to how I want to spend the final three months of the year, one thing rings true, I am freeing myself from distractions. What I've come to know about myself is that the more I UN-Tuck the Fringe, the more sensitive I am to the negative energy in the world. And I feel it in my heart big time! I realized this in a big way this past week as I watched a country divided grow even further apart. So much so that my heart was breaking as I tried to fall asleep. We have become accustomed to and in my opinion, overly tolerant of hate speech, passive aggressive forms of bullying and laughing in the face of someone's trauma. No matter what "side" you consider yourself to be on, this is a humanity issue. When we post an insensitive meme that is supposed to be "funny" about sexual assault trying to make one side look like the winner, WE ARE ALL LOSERS! I've seen this from close friends and family members and it just breaks my heart, and I pray for all of us to be more accepting, tolerant and mindful. It's become too much and not a place that I want to be. I can do what many of us do, and hide, unfollow and even unfriend people, but for what? It still creeps in to our view. This recent insensitivity did it for me. If I truly want to show up in life with intention, I can't afford to let negativity hurt my heart.
Guard your heart and live in mindfulness. Your insensitive meme about sexual assault can be seen by people who have been working through those types of traumas. In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experience some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. It is very likely that you know someone that is silently struggling. Remember that as you stand at the watercooler with your jokes.
My challenge to myself for the #last90days is to give up negative distractions, which includes all social media. It has been removed from my phone and I have deactivated my Facebook profile. My business page is open and I will post there from time to time and will be able to answer messages related to my business. It is my hope that the people who follow Be the Journey with Jeannine do so to learn about accessible yoga and meditation as a way to combat the negative stressors in our life! I will continue to keep that as a safe and positive place online.
I will end with this, just as we've been discussing during our Healthy Aging course the past several weeks, anything that ails our body, begins in mind and emotion. Think of that before you speak. Your words not only affect others, they will affect your body as well. You choose, positive or negative.
"May all beings be free from suffering. May all beings be at peace."