Fill the inside up
With joy, love and gratitude.
I need to start from there.
Working really hard here to keep my insides filled with the good stuff.
This darkening season is always a challenge for me.
I have picked up my gratitude journal and placed it by the bed, so the last thing I do at night is write a few things I am grateful for that day.
I have re-dedicated myself to my meditation practice, with the help of Deepak Chopra and Oprah’s Desire and Destiny 21 Day Meditation.
Next steps include bundling myself up and getting outside everyday for some daylight, even as my body cringes at the idea of the cold right now.
And also working with cutting back on comfort foods and sugar and putting nourishing stuff inside this one vehicle I have to get me through life.
I think the one thing I really, really have to work on is having self-compassion.
Even if I was to do everything in my power to help myself with my seasonal depression symptoms, (in other words, be perfect ! ),
there will always be days when the dark over takes the light.
After about 30 years of this, I know that to be true for me.
I need to learn to give myself compassion on those days, especially.
And keep looking towards the light.
Fill your insides up with the good stuff, Beautiful Ones !
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