Goodness and opportunity for beauty abounds. There are flowers to appreciate and laughs to chuckle, moments of stillness and contemplation while rinsing the dishes and sunsets to make you feel small. There are aging dogs waiting to sniff the grass and partners yearning for your softness.
Don't get me wrong, goals are worthy of pursuit. More than likely you've had something written on your heart and it pushes you. I certainly do. But, like the proverbial family vacation car-ride, it's super hard to enjoy a vacation when the route to and fro are tainted by anger, bitterness or annoyance. No matter the beauty of the destination, all the intertwined moments will be what actually defines the experience.
No matter how big my goals, I've got to remember that my priority is holy wellness and that requires much more self-love and self-compassion so that I may model that for those I love. Each time we model for others, it gives them the opportunity to reflect what they see and experience. I have a temple to care for and in it is where I entertain those beings closest to me. External goals can be included where there is a place for them in my temple, not the other way around. I don't write this for you, I write this for me as a reminder of how I want to be in the season. School has ended, the baby-sitter is moving on and summer experiences with my boys are waiting. Better woman + better earth.