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How to Feel Refreshed

Recently my husband brought home some flowers, just because.

 

After a week or so the flowers were wilting; just looking tired and worn out.  



In that moment, I connected with the weary state of those tired looking flowers.

 

Days later when I noticed that vase of flowers, I got the idea to freshen it up; I discarded the dead and wilted flowers, then went out in my yard and cut some branches of fresh leaves and berries.

 

This is about the same process I go through during a "growth spurt" :


Courageously discarding thoughts and practices that don't serve me anymore; Bravely bringing in new ones and wrestling to create space for them, until they don't feel so foreign. It is a repeated process of discarding and bringing in.

 

And I'm finally accepting that as long as I'm committed to work on myself, and I am, that's how it will continue to go for the rest of my life.

 

In the past I have criticized myself for spinning in the same place for years.

 

But as I rearranged those flowers, I realized I was NOT spinning in the same place, but spiraling upward. Learning. Growing. Progressing.

 

Not the same arrangement at all.

 

I thank you for being here. The beauty of what you're creating inspires me; Whether you're feeling a little worn out and tired or refreshed and new, you are so important to me as we grow together.

 

Much Love and Continued Healing,

Meredith

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