I'm a bit behind this month in my blogging. I made it a habit to be on top of writing and yet here I am contemplating on what's going on with the world and if any of what I'm doing really matters.
I couldn't help but be swayed by the state of the world. We stopped engaging with reaction based media and limit my time on thinking about possible outcomes... we know how that can go down a rabbit hole right? It's no wonder that training ourselves to be mentally resilient shows positive effects on our mood, outlook on life and ability to stay kind and creative.
Those of you who's been reading my blog for some time now knows I'm big on creating better habits for myself, growing in discomfort and practicing failing so I'm more resilient. So to say that I'm struggling this past month has been hard for me. (See the first graph for some internal dialogue I've been having) I do think there's a correlation with the (mis)information we are fed, the uncertainty we are still facing and the constant back and forth of truth, lies, and is this even real conversations we have with ourselves. That's not the energy I want to spend most of my day thinking about yet the guilt or the thought of being numb by this human experience I'm going through kinda irks me.
Chinese characters do not constitute an alphabet or a compact syllabary. Rather, the writing system is roughly logosyllabic; that is, a character generally represents one syllable of spoken Chinese and may be a word on its own or a part of a polysyllabic word.
The above character "mindfulness" is written in Traditional Chinese and it's made up of two radicals, "the present" and "heart". When we practice mindfulness meditation, we work towards grounding ourselves in the present moment and it's a heart-centered practice that require constantly bringing our ever changing mind state back to the now.
I find it easier and easier to start my day with a glass of water and a meditation routine rather than scrolling on my phone even if it's to answer a business email. Self Care is not Selfish.
What is the price of growth? Uncertainty
Entrepreneurial life is hard, lonely and uncomfortable. I've never wanted to grow a business alone and working with others has been one of the most rewarding and scariest thing I've ever done. Not to mention how much energy it takes to learn to trust myself and others.
May we hold space for each other to grow through uncertainty and discomfort.