Hello dear friends,
We all know that this year has presented so many unexpected challenges and difficulties. Life is simply different than it was nine months ago. We’ve really had to rely heavily on our self-care practices and our resiliency, and I just want to take this time to honor all of you for everything that you have gone through, and made it through to get you to this moment. I know that nothing in this year is easy, and I’m so grateful that you’re here.
One of the biggest challenges of 2020, is that we are alone a lot more than we are used to. Whether it’s being sequestered at home or distanced at an office, or even simply the fact that you are unable to see friends or loved ones, we are all reeling and coping with the fact that we are in our own presence so much more than normal times.
Being alone, and even being with people who make us feel incredibly lonely, brings up so many emotions and feelings. We can feel less than, unworthy, unwanted, we often compare ourselves to others, write untrue stories, and assume the worst about any given situation.
I used to really struggle with all of that when I was alone, I know exactly how it feels. But this week, I want to remind you that on the other side of all those feelings and thoughts, is an incredible power and opportunity that we are given when we have time alone with ourselves.
When we are present with, and connected to ourselves, we start to establish a strong, rooted foundation within ourselves, that I know we all deeply desire. We start to listen, learn, and understand more about ourselves. We will find clarity and meaning, and we begin to feel more confident in who we are, and why we are here.
Solitude invites us to become aware of our thoughts and feelings, although this is scary, it is incredibly powerful and necessary to understand yourself and develop a relationship with yourself.
If you find yourself alone, use it as a time to empower you and strengthen you, while remembering that you are always loved and you are always worthy, even if there isn’t anyone else around you to tell you so.
May you find peace, purpose, and power in your presence, always.
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org