Today is Sunday, May 24, 2020
It all started with a laptop and a microphone in a closet in my house and a desire to help people. Six days ago, I shared with the amazing Mindful Movement community my personal experience of being overwhelmed. This morning I woke up to still more supportive comments coming in on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, the website, as well as in my email inbox. We have received more donations in the last 6 days than possibly ever. The generosity of spirit in these challenging times is tremendous.
As the messages began to come in, I had the desire to reply to each one individually. It quickly became obvious that it was not going to be possible. Believe me when I say, I have personally read each and every heartfelt comment and I am beyond touched by the sentiments offered to me. To say I am grateful for the opportunity to have some small part in helping, to receive kind words from so many people, and to share in your stories of courage and overcoming challenge feels like an understatement. I cannot express in words how much love, admiration, compassion, and connection I have for all of you.
I have taken a few days off of work to re-fill my own energy and spirit so that I can continue to do what I love and help others. For me, that looks like nourishing movement, rest and reflection, connecting with my family and with nature. I took time to work in the garden, pot up some house plants, paint, and read a book. Even cleaning the house felt like I was taking the time to take care of me. I was able to stop and be grateful for the roof over my head, the food on my table, and the safety of myself and my family.
I hope you are also able to take some time for your own re-filling when you need it. I’d like to think the world as a whole will benefit in some way from this slowing down. I know there will be a light at the end of the tunnel if we can be patient and take care of ourselves and one another until we get there.
I look forward to practicing with you again soon. With tremendous gratitude,
Design Your Dream Life
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About your host
Sara and Les Raymond founded The Mindful Movement in August of 2016. They are passionate about helping others grow and live mindful, fulfilled lives. They have both experienced profound growth and fulfillment in living a mindful lifestyle. Together they help others live a more mindful life, deepening their awareness and sense of gratitude. They strive to inspire others to live authentically with love and abundance.