22-156 Replenish

“Spending time alone
in your own company
reinforces your self-worth
and is often the number-one way
to replenish your resilience reserves.”

— Sam Owen

“If we put our soul into our work,
if, rather than just
going through the motions,
what we do flows
from the deepest part of our being,
then after a burst of creativity,
we need to replenish our souls.”

— Harold S. Kushner

“You have permission to rest.
You are not responsible
for fixing everything that is broken.
You do not have to try
and make everyone happy.
For now, take time for you.
It’s time to replenish.”

— unknown

Today’s MotD reminds us of the importance of self-care for our whole Self: body, mind, and spirit. How can we be of service to ourselves and to humanity when we’re running on empty? We serve ourselves and others best by replenishing ourselves on a regular basis, and on all levels. Being of service is not meant to be a sacrifice of our body, mind, and/or spirit; it’s meant to be a glorious exchange and flow of giving and receiving.

We are encouraged to habitually return to our center (body, mind, and spirit), replenish ourselves, and then when ready, re-enter the fold to do what we do best. And by replenishing, it could be something as quick or as simple as: stopping to take a few deep breaths and then drinking a glass of water, while reminding ourselves that ”I am of the Light, whole and complete just as I am”, or ”With grace and ease I am ready, willing, and able to be of service”, or “I allow myself, and I am worthy of, the time I need to replenish my Whole Self”.

”You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”

— Eleanor Brown

Blessings,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this:

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