I listened to a 10-minute meditation this morning, through the Insight Timer app (which is still my favorite app for meditation), and a lot of the pieces of it have stuck with me during my day today.
- I cultivate patience, and by doing so, I also cultivate self-confidence
- I welcome the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone, and I do not let myself be guided by fear
- I love myself unconditionally, because it is essential to my happiness.
- I love the person that I am, and I do not need other people’s approval to love myself fully
- I’m going to drink water, eat fruit and vegetables, walk, take the stairs, exercise. Today, I give love to my body
It made me think about some of my own little affirmations and mantras, like:
- Decide to decide once
- Being healthy is ongoing and lifelong
The meditation stated specifically that the purpose was to cultivate magic in my day … but my own mantras aren’t really with that purpose.
Similarly, someone told me this weekend that his intention was to maximize bliss and joy in every moment. Things like these are a little confusing to me, as someone who has struggled with depression and mood dysregulation for as long as I can remember, but I feel curious. And as I’m pondering blossoming, our May Body Trust theme, cultivating that magic, bliss, and joy is what comes to mind.
Like this quote, one of my favorites:
“Very few people ever manage
what nature manages without effort
and mostly without fail. We don’t know
who we are or how to function,
much less how to bloom.”
— Jeanette Winterson
So that’s what I’m pondering — How do I bloom? How do I blossom? — while the blossoming season is upon us.