My Facebook quote today is, "If it doesn't nourish the soul, get rid of it."
I have a friend who has changed her way of thinking this year to a simple, "If it doesn't being me joy, I am not doing it." If it is something that can't be avoided, of course she will do whatever it is. However, as a busy mom running around all over the place, she scaled back her kids activities after chatting with THEM to figure out what brings them joy. She is starting their soul work early. They are breathing easier and enjoying quality time together at home versus in the car. Isn't that awesome?
As the evening is drawing close several key people are unable to attend. As a result, my friend reached out to several of us to ask for support. I saw another friend sent her this quote by Steven Pressfield this morning. "The more important a call or action is to your soul's evolution, the more resistance we will feel to toward pursuing it." Ah, soul work. It isn't easy.
If you are in this area, I encourage you to go to the vigil if you or someone you love needs the tender hug of others who have survived domestic violence.
Be the soul of wherever you stand. It is not always easy to do this. Sometimes you want to hide in the face of difficult situations or people. (I know a thing a two about going into hermit mode.) But when you need to be on, do it. If it doesn't bring you joy, stop it.
So many of the things we do are done by choice. I said it a few weeks ago, NO is a full sentence. We have so much more power than we allow ourselves to use because often, we are worried what others will think; for the most part, they don't care. We are pretty egotistical, and as such, we look out for ourselves, and yet, we don't look out for ourselves at all. It's a pretty ugly circle.
It's a lot to ponder, isnt' it? If you can think of one thing that no longer brings you joy and you can purge yourself of it...go for it.
It is joy for your soul.