My biggest learning of this last year that is so key to discuss is to be softer toward all things. Soft yin energy of compassion is delectable. Loves great form of kindness that embraces all, considers all including your self. Valentines day is right about the corner, asking us to consider love in all things. Going through such an odd year I have softened in many ways. Most importantly toward myself.
I have let go of the tough critic in my head that has a very hard yin quality. There is a time to evaluate and discern yet it doesn't need to be the only view. We are raised with a very critical view in many ways. It is important to reflect on things to see how to improve. that is diferrent than this driving source of judgement at ourselves, at what life brings and at others.
The soft yin of acceptance, what is is and that our relationship with the "is", supports to crest past the "is". The soft yin accepts, warms and brings in compassion toward all things. It is truly the energy of spirit, love, kindness, all things good.
It has been a challenge for the whole year brought up many ideas and judgements we all make about life, institutions, ourselves, others and circumstances. Our idea of the world, safety, what would happen next, fear of illness, all of it shifted from what we thought. The critical part of me, having more open and quiet time, jumped in to ask "Should I do more? Should I be seeking more, pushing more, driving onward harder?" At a regular time maybe these questions may be appropriate. Last year and even now, slow pace, less direct interaction and simplicity are here. Not the action time or pace of previous years.
As I have made sense of it, I have found just how much of me judges myself, my value, my success based on what I call east coast pace that is not appropriate now where I am on the journey. A softer yin, of receptivity, compassion, openness to different ideas and ways toward myself and the whole world are appropriate. Giving ourselves kudos for managing, adapting through last year rather than creating ways to move quick. A deep breath of whew, seems more nourishing.
Many innovated greatly, we all have changed our connection channels to be open to socialize without being together. We have gotten rest and cleared many areas of our homes. We have improved our dwellings to be more supportive of being in them so often rather than out and about. We have been incredible pioneers. Allowing this acknowledgment of ourselves is part of this soft yin. Compassion for ourselves and how we have managed.
I also have found soft yin for others. Many believe differently than I yet I have honored that diversity through this compassion, and opened to the more simple things we can agree on however small. I have found great warmth in my heart for many others. Their trials, their adaptability just as important as mine. Giving loving acceptance that we are all human and despite our differences, we all are seeking goodness for our families. I have found greater compassion toward all humanity through this past year. I always thought I was compassionate yet now I am even more.
The soft yin, this nourishing trait, bridges gaps and celebrates uniqueness in us all. It is warm and kind, embracing and understanding. I have found so much more of this in myself toward myself as I journey in new lands. The celebration of me, my unique point of view and reference. No one but myself needs to give me that celebration. As energy goes, it draws in others that have the same soft yin compassion towards me to emerge.
Soft yin energy flows. It arises and creates with the heart. I like this great acceptance and learning that I was not taught in the fullness. It is needed at this tine in the world.
I encourage you to adapt a soft yin approach. Whether it is an insight, a perspective or an opening of your heart to all things here. It has settled me into myself deeper. it is creating a life of less drama and more care. Care for me. Care for the conditions and circumstances others are dealing with. It has opened my heart even greater which is the call of February. We need a softer world. We all find greater experiences and deeper pleasures when we open to this nourishing softness. It is an expanded way of being that crisis has brought.
I can only name it compassion. It is the love energy that coagulates, bonds things. I feel it inwardly and outwardly in greater depth. Understanding supports life. Kindness inspires others. We are here together so a softer approach seems embracing, mother like. We are the mothers and fathers of the future. Lets lovingly usher in this softer conscious responsibility of compassion for all, ourselves included.
Blessings in love!
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