So, the past couple of weeks, oh wait, MONTHS, have been pretty hectic. There have been lots of great things, like friends and family visiting, the weather getting more and more beautiful, moving to a new fantastic apartment, starting a new job… but it has also been a pretty intense and super busy time. Some days I just feel plain worn out! Many days I’ve also felt a bit like a machine, just going and going and going, no time to stop, unable to truly relax mentally and physically, unable to let go of everything and fully enjoy the present moment and the simple goodness of just being alive.
But, even though the next few weeks will continue to be MENTAL, I feel determined to try to unwind myself, to take a deep breath, exhale, and remember what exactly is important in life.
With that intention in mind, I took a look at some of the blogs I had been following when we still had internet at home, and I found a great post on zenhabits which sort of sums up the whole thing nicely. Simple and wholesome.
kindfully + mindfully
“Do every act of your life as if it were your last.” ~Marcus Aurelius
There’s something so powerfully simple, profoundly beautiful, about the Dalai Lama’s quote: “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
It’s a philosophy I’ve been exploring for awhile, and though I don’t claim to have even come close to mastering it, it turns out this is a single word that can become the central tenet of your life, if you let it: “kindness”.
Kindness can guide every interaction you have with others, can guide your life’s work, can give meaning to your life, can even guide your eating, parenting, marriage, and more.
All else will melt away, if you let go of it, and leave only kindness. Get all the goodness….