Finding ways to renew and restore ourselves is critical if we are going to be our best selves. Too often we move at an unsustainable pace. Far too often many of us make choices that are motivated by guilt or a desire to please others.
Peace comes from integrity and truth to self... not allowing ourselves to be trapped or bullied in any way. This means listening to our heart and gut and not being guilted or shamed into doing things that just don't feel right to us.
I feel at peace this morning and I reflect on ways that I have honored myself this week. I have allowed myself to pause for a moment before giving an answer. And, in that pause I close my eyes and tune in to my inner wisdom. Is this something that I want to do? Will it fulfill me or will it drain me? Do I have time to do this or am I cramming too much in, which will leave me feeling stressed and harried? I have allowed myself to say "no" at times rather than to abandon myself.
Great peace comes in these moments when we choose to honor ourselves. I wish you peace at this beautiful time of year as you love yourself as you would your dearest friend. Enjoy the moments and know that each day holds the promise of peace and joy if you are open to it.