Had to share this beautiful image + words from @morganharpernichols, because it captures what I see as the "why" behind mindfulness. Why I think it's important. Why it matters.
Because of showing up.
Because of taking up space.
Experiencing the depths of life for all it has to...
Kicking off #mentalhealthawarenessmonth with thoughts about that key word––awareness.
We have so much work today for our world to become collectively more aware of mental health issues––what promotes mental wellness, what gets in the way, what systematic changes need to happen, etc etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But I want to also...
When I look at this picture, it feels so clearly *me* and symbolize some of the biggest lessons I've learned over the years. The truth is I've not always been "good" at making myself a priority, but learning how to change that has really made a 1000% difference. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The last part in this series for the darkest times: words for those loving others in a tough place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The hard thing: the pain of others reminds us of our own pain, sometimes without us even realizing it. Their pain can bring up our deepest fears, insecurities, grief....