Taking Care of You

February 17th, 2010

taking care of you


Too busy to take care of yourself?   Well, I’m just as neglectful as anyone else who has a family, job and other important responsibilities.  And the reward for putting everyone else’s needs before your own?  No, not martyrdom.  Not even a shiny medal.  Sometimes, not even a “thank you”.  The best way I can express how I feel if I’ve gone too long without feeding my spiritual side:  disconnect.


I don’t really need to go into how we get to this point of feeling disconnected from ourselves, our loved ones, our Source (or God, if you want).  We all have our own scenarios and excuses.  What we do share in common, I suspect, is the feeling of being separated from that (or those) that we think we’re trying so hard to help.  Just ask yourself this:  Have you ever spent your whole weekend doing for others, and instead of feeling fulfilled at the end, just feeling used up and grumpy?  Like your weekend got away from you?  Well, it wasn’t hijacked.  You gave it away.  Okay, at least I did.


So what’s the solution?  Well, it’s not that we cannot serve each other.  Serving others is a good thing.  It’s just that we need to stay spiritually juiced to do it.  And that takes effort and discipline.  We cannot neglect the 10-minute meditations or the 30-minute exercise or walk or whatever keeps us connected to our Source.  If we do, we have nothing of value to give others and just end up resenting the lost time we spend serving others’ needs.


Okay folks, I’m making a pledge to myself, and I invite you to join me with your own personal pledge.  I pledge to value myself and my spirit above all and to feed my spiritual side every day.  I will not start my day focused on others, but focused on myself and my Source.  I pledge to serve others every day from a place of spiritual wealth rather than spiritual poverty.  It’s the least I can do.  My family, friends, co-workers, strangers on the street all deserve a connected spiritual being rather than a shell of a being.


Life is good!  Namaste.  –Lori

One Response to “Taking Care of You”

  1. How I wish it could be easy. There are time when I want to have myself and meditate for a while, but there are some people who does not understanding this need. Instead they brand me as selfish for only thinking of myself. 🙁

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