A few weeks ago I went on a girls trip to Kirkwood. The first morning we woke up there, we went on a long walk through the meadow.
As the only one who had been there before, I led the way hopping over creeks, drudging through tall grass, and walking through brooks of rushing mountain water.
I felt so strong and confident in my body's ability.
It's worth noting that my New Year's resolution was to feel strong and healthy in my body – after a year of a difficult pregnancy, birth, and postpartum complications, all I wanted was to feel strong and capable again.
So as I moved with agility and confidence in my body, my heart sang with joy and delight.
I felt wonderful. If you follow me on IG – you saw the photos. 😉
Anyway, we enjoyed our time in the meadow so much, that the next morning we got up and did the same thing.
Only this time, I felt different...
I didn’t feel as strong or as confident in my body.
I noticed it right away, with the just the little things – I felt more tired, not as sturdy, and less assured.
This REALLY bothered me. Where was this strong woman who crushed her New Years resolution yesterday?!
Then, I remembered something...
Every day is different in your body.
I remembered hearing this from various teachers along the way; and as I felt frustrated in the lack of strength and fearlessness that had been there the day before, a thought arose...
Every day is different. We must greet ourselves where we are at in this new day.
Rather than hold expectations of yesterday over our heads, we must meet ourselves anew each day, ask ourselves how we feel, what we want, what we need, and how we can feel and do our best, today.
In the midst of our walk on that second day, I changed my thinking. I traded my frustration for grace. I told my body I loved her and was so proud of her progress. I told her that I knew she was strong, even if she felt tired today. I drank a lot of water and took my time getting to where I was going, with nothing to prove.
The truth is, today is a new day. You are not the same as you were yesterday.
Just as the plant grows a little each day, works on creating flowers, or growing its roots a little deeper. We too change a little every day. With each new experience, conversation, and restful night we awake to the new version of ourselves.
Keep in mind that your body is the seat of your intuition – not your mind.
It is within your body that you experience that ‘gut feeling’ or the ‘tugging of your heart.’
It is within your body that you can hear your inner voice, higher calling, Universe, God – whatever word resonates with you. That connection comes through the body, not the mind.
Treat it well, speak to it, listen to it.
Greet yourself each day, with the intention of meeting yourself where you’re at. How do you feel? What do you need? How can you do your best, today?
Find grace in where you’re at, accept and embrace it, and enjoy the strength and ability that you have – whatever that look like, today.
Wishing you a wonderful week.
With love and gratitude,