Guest post by Rosana and Robin
These are challenging times. We have a palpable sense of upset and uncertainty about the future of our communities, regions, country and our world. This prevailing mood can be exhausting, almost paralyzing to people, and we may forget what we CAN do to make a difference.
As the poet David Whyte said,
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone,
no part of the world can find you.
As women, we value and prioritize service to others, activism in many forms, and caring for family, community, country and world. We need a safe space where we can rest, restore, have fun, play, cry, laugh, explore, practice contemplation and be taken care of. A time to receive and reconnect with what’s most important.
If you find yourself beginning to give from an empty cup, stop for a few days and give yourself the gift to rest. Nourish your soul. Care for yourself, take off all your hats and duties, and just be.
“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.”
~ Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Give yourself the gift of self-care! Join Robin and Rosana for a Soul Nourishing Women’s Retreat at Villa Sumaya this February 17-24. See details here.