One of my favorite quotes is by author Elizabeth Gilbert. She says, “Your fear is the most boring thing about you. […] Because fear only says one thing and that one thing is ‘STOP’”.
At first, this may seem harsh. Especially if you are a sensitive person, as I am, this can feel like an un-empathetic attack on what we are going through and how hard it is. “But my life is hard and my fear is real!” – we might exclaim internally. Right?! I totally get that. However, what this quote is highlighting is so vital to living life fully that it is worth telling our defensive inner voices to be quiet for a minute so we can explore this deeper.
In a recent session with my business coach, I worked on getting clear on the guiding values of my business. I began to list the most important aspects of my work and my practice: being present with clients, seeing and hearing each client for who they are, teaching mindfulness, connecting with body, fostering healing and inspiring growth. As I spoke about the key parts of my work, we began to recognize themes and it amazed me that we were able to categorize every topic under three main values: Mindfulness, Embodiment, and All Life. In this post I want to share about the principal of Valuing All Life, and how embodying this value on its own can be a way toward deep healing and acceptance.
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