Messages about how we ought to do more, be more, exercise more, and meditate more are abundant in our culture. Compounded by life's challenging experiences, these rather helpful reminders get misinterpreted, often resulting in beliefs that we are somehow flawed, damaged, or broken.
And, as we have all noted lately, sometimes life's challenging experiences themselves leave us feeling "less-than", heartbroken, and confused.
We tend to forget that who we truly are is always, already whole.
The key to remembering lies in allowing that very sense of brokenness, damage, or flaw to point us back to our ever-present wholeness.
By embracing, tending to, and caring for the parts of ourselves that are hurt and fragmented, we feel again the warmth and love of our very own presence. And yes, it is perfect and whole. Always.
If you wish to continue this inquiry into wholeness, please:
-- Join me on Saturday, July 16, 2016, for a workshop designed as a healing space in which to tend to ourselves and remember our very own wholeness. It takes place at Willow Street Yoga in Silver Spring from 1pm to 4pm.
-- Enjoy this FREE MEDITATION exploring abundance as an aspect of being.
-- Set time aside to sit with and observe feelings of disconnection, loneliness, incompleteness, or shortcoming. Nurse these feelings with the warmth of your attention plus any of your self-care tools.
-- Plan ahead to join me for a full day of gently tending and befriending yourself, with a special focus on autumn health! Local daylong retreat on Oct 8. Discount ends August 1st, so register NOW!
May feelings of brokenness always find a warm embrace in your wholeness,
-- Shira Oz-Sinai
Please share your experience, insight,
questions, and thoughts below.
Shira Oz-Sinai is a spiritual teacher trained in iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation and Soul Lightening Acupressure®, two modalities that share the common principle of noticing what arises in awareness as the foundation to living life with ease and in deep and loving friendship with yourself. These are her musings.