It has been two weeks since I had written here.
Two weeks of disconnect. Two weeks of intermission. Two weeks of disappearance.
My daily blog was suddenly interrupted by a lack of internet connection, and then by a lack of willingness to go within. Or rather - to share outward what was happening in me.
Lastly, I wrote about a journey.
And boy was I in the midst of a journey... and sometimes the journey takes a step sideways in order to open the door we must walk through.
And now in plain English: Taking this break from my daily blog - though unintentional at first and experimental later - made me realize that to be happy, I must connect to myself first and foremost.
So what did I do the last two weeks, you wonder?
Well, I had experiences for miles, visited medieval towns, castles and churches galore, enjoyed new foods and even learned to cook like an Italian wizard. I spent time with family which was both heartwarming and aggravating, and added a million photos to my memory book. But with all that I had visited: there was one place I neglected: the visit into myself.
Through this unintentional-turned-intentional intermission - I learned that connecting to myself through writing and also through mindset focused bodywork (be it yoga, The Class workout or good ole' meditation) is essential to my happiness, to my well being, to my sense of feeling alive.
Some people are adrenaline junkie. Me? I am a connecting-to-self junkie.
Neglecting my writing was neglecting my connection to myself, and the consequences revealed themselves to me through a lack of patience, tightness in the body, and my resistance to others. I learned I am more open to embrace others when my SELF is embraced first and foremost.
How do YOU connect to yourself?
Feel grounded, calm, happy?
Able to see the world openly because your inner world is seen first?
How do YOU self care, self connect, self KNOW?
~Know thyself, and the rest will follow. ~
It is my birthday today.
Not by chance this message rings loud and true.
Not by a random stroke of insight.
Not at all.
It is my SELF reminding me that it needs to be held close and tight, just like it was in the womb oh some moons ago.
~Happy Birth Day To My Self~
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In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman