Jul 28- Compassionate Stumbling

Meditation: Calm, Relationship with Self Series: Self-Compassion
Length: 10 minutes
Where: Office/Guest Room, Los Angeles
How It Felt: Loving

Moving too fast to stop and get very introspective today. This is how it normally goes with me. I spend a week or two (or a few solid days at least) leaning into my emotions and working it all out, then one day I’ve gotten all the lessons and insights I’m going to get from the situation, and it’s just time to march onward.

Today is all about getting quotes from caterers, reading scripts, preparing auditions, memorizing lines, working out, running errands, finishing laundry, etc. Life stuff. Planning and working stuff. I suppose I’m trying to find what my “normal” is right now and lean into it a bit.

This self-compassion meditation was beautifully timed. I’ve been mourning “what could have beens” and “I wish” scenarios, and asking myself if I did all I could. I did, I know I did. This session felt like a balm to my slightly sad (but finally accepting) soul.

Do your best. Act from a place of love. Start with empathy. Be sure you’re giving yourself love and respect, too. Set boundaries. See things for what they are, not what you wish they were. Let go of what you can’t control. Change what you can.

These are the lessons I keep learning, over and over.

This is life! Go along happily, stumble, check in. Feel your feelings, adjust as necessary, let go of the rest, and move along. It’s never going to go exactly the way you planned, and it won’t always go the way you wish it would, but you have to just keep learning and giving yourself grace.

Otherwise, you’ll just be miserable!

Feeling extra grateful for my amazing support systems today. These are trying times, but it’s easier together!