A few weeks back, I picked up a Dr. Wayne Dyer book and opened it to a random page. The line that flew out to me was, “Become a mystical being by simply changing your mind from one that created and experienced problems, to one that resolves them.” I remember thinking, I want to be the later person. I put the book down and haven’t thought of it again until today.
Earlier this week, I was struggling. I was over everything, and the addition of a minimum of 3 more months of Shelter In Place put me over the edge (although I am deeply grateful for it). I was tired of the monotony of life. Every day being the same and flying by. I gave myself a day to sit with it and really feel it. I shared my feelings with a few close friends, which helped allow me to feel seen.
Yesterday afternoon, I decided to do something about all the monotony. I decided to treat myself to a take away lunch so that I could have at least one day where I wasn’t eating my food. I am not a bad cook, but limited, and eating the same 5 things for two months gets a bit boring. The beyond burger that I ordered was HEAVENLY. I enjoyed every single bite and I brought me more joy than I knew possible. Later in the day, I decide to think about what would bring me joy and alleviate some of the claustrophobia I have been feeling. The answer….THE SUN! I went online and found a foldable chaise lounge, a watermelon towel, and a bikini. It was such a small gesture, but there was something in honoring myself and what I was going through and resolving the issue without looking at it like a problem.
This morning when I woke, the quotation from Wayne Dyer popped into my head. I realized that I had resolved a situation that was making me unhappy with ease, love, and compassion. It feels so deeply empowering, and it is a great reminder to remember to ask yourself what do I need today on a daily basis, especially right now. Our needs are shifting rapidly these days as we navigate our new normal.
Starting today, I get to slowly ease into spending a little time each day reading a book in the sun. The little things add up. It may not seem like it in the moment, but they do. What do you need today? What can you do to bring a smile to your heart? ✨ With love + light ✨