Today is a very important day. My birthday: a day we get celebrated for doing absolutely nothing (cue shout out to my mom and her 26-hour labor). Birthdays are the perfect reminder to celebrate who we are by getting honest about who we are not.
To begin, ask yourself: In what ways do you strive because Y-O-U might not be enough? Have you adopted personality traits or “credentials” as a way to gain approval? Is there any aspect of yourself that you’ve dismissed due to work hours or others’ expectations?
This week’s mindfulness challenge is to practice the art of humility for at least 3 minutes. My favorite definition of humble is “to be no more and no less than who you are as Y-O-U.” In other words, don’t puff up your chest and don’t stoop your shoulders.
Humility challenges us to wipe off the metaphorical makeup, stop peacocking around, and honestly bring our weaknesses and strengths into every situation.
I’ll go first: I am creative, enthusiastic and empathetic and I am forgetful, impatient and controlling… and that’s okay. I was born February 26th, and I didn’t do a dang thing to make that happen. I am wildly special and wildly insignificant in the grand scheme of life and so are you. I recorded a special birthday meditation to remind us of this humbling reality. May it prompt you to celebrate your small and bigness today!
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Here is a sneak peak of the poem that is part of the meditation:
You used to be a speck of vapor
to the sound of god vibration
of Worthy and Seen
to the humming
of Awe and Wisdom
all dancing a farewell
the day before vapor crystallized
born human and Vibrating
forgetful and Forgiven
dense clunky and dripping God Vapor
that is still dancing to the music
that never stopped
calling you home.
If you have a spirit junkie lady friend, forward this week’s mindfulness challenge to her. I love growing my digital women’s circle whenever I can.
May we heal fully, live freely and love boldly,
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