Self Care is Spiritual Practice

My original post at elizabethdanu.com was about self care.  Like so many moments of inspiration, it comes pouring out on a wave of heightened awareness and is eventually forgotten.  Alas!  However, my best friend Susan reminds me!  She is also a massage therapist, and she has taken a snippet from that post and attaches it to all her emails!

She sent me something today, and voila, there were my own words. What a timely reminder!  Here’s the snippet:

“Self care is love in action. 

            When I care for the temple that houses my spirit, 

my spirit is happy. 

            When my spirit is happy, I will expand, take risks, be creative, give back. 

            When my heart is open I will find my own treasures there, and share them. 

            When my body is rested, well fed and tranquil, my mind is not so cluttered and I can be patient and focused. 

In this way I have more to give to others and to myself. 

 In this way everything I give to others is mine also.” 

Ah, motivation!

You can read the whole post here.

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