I am remembering, in each moment, that I have a choice.

I am choosing love.

I am remembering to be even more gentle with myself…and even kinder with others.

I am remembering to breathe, to pause, to notice, to appreciate, and to love. I am choosing love.

Even more love.

I can get so easily turned astray or caught up in things that distract me. That pull me away from trusting myself and caring for myself. That pull me away from my groundedness and absolute knowledge that right here and right now in this moment, I am okay. Truly okay.

I can get so easily stuck in my thoughts. Just today I saw the quote “Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” (Allan Lokos) I can get caught in fear. I can forget what I know. I can forget to love myself first, most, always, and wholly and completely.

Especially right now. Especially as I continue to process and to heal.

I also recently read (I paraphrase), “Trauma causes us to close our hearts and put walls up. Healing causes us to open our hearts and put boundaries up.” I like that.

I can get so easily bogged down with trying and figuring out and trying harder and trying some more.

Instead, I am remembering to choose love and light and joy and ease and peace.

To let go.

To trust.

To breathe.

To notice my yellow birds. To feel the breeze on my skin. To open my heart wider.

I am finding my way with love.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, and please share this post with others if it resonates with you!

Photo by Summer Day on nappy

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