From the archives: A love note from me to me (and to you).

[While I’m on creative sabbatical through the end of the year, I’m pulling some of the most popular posts from the archives and sharing them again. I love the holidays and it’s easy to forget to take care of myself. Perhaps it’s similar for you?]

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Self-portrait taken in Vivienne McMaster’s Be Your Own Beloved e-course.

 

Here is what I want to say today, to myself. Maybe you need to hear it too.

It’s okay to rest. To put down the pen, the book, the planner, the constant desire to find value in the doing, and lie down for a moment.

It’s okay to acknowledge your fear of missing out, then shut the computer down anyway, knowing that you can’t catch it all.

It’s okay to stop listening to the whirl of the outside world and turn inward to the whispers of your soul. You know how much you need it, how the air clears and the dust settles when you do.

It’s okay to slow down, to find your own rhythm, to stop and touch stillness.

It’s more than okay. It’s when magic happens.

Rest, sweet baby, rest.

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