Self-Care Tip #191 – Do what you desire to get friendly with yourself.
What is your most core desire? I am learning more about mine.
I wonder at the improvement in my quality of life since blogging with you. It is More than the pleasure of writing; which I do love and have missed for years. It is More than the pleasure of being productive; a natural high for my temperament. It is More than the self-care tips listed off that roll back; a tide of all that is sent out comes in again to wash over me and change the shape of my life.
This morning I ran into a newer friend. We came into each other’s lives, catalyzed by the ingredient that this blog provided. I am sure I would not previously have allowed myself the pleasure of speaking with her for long without it. My temperament has always been a driving force that pushes me into “the barn.” I often miss the journey for the end. This is “The More” that has been given to me. Connection.
Now people actually look different. Despite years of medical education, years of psychotherapy and my years of life, I never saw people to the extent that I do now. Each of us here for a time with our stories, our pearls to offer and each of us with our essence to share for eternity. It is one more time for me when I am open-eyed, open-mouthed gawking at the thought of “The More” that is still coming. Better than this.
Think of your most core desire; what you are driven toward by biology, genes and higher intelligence. What has given you access to that? Now think about how to go for More. That is self-care.
Question: Oh, you know what I’m going to ask…
- Just to Feel Pleasure (friendtoyourself.com)
- What Is Happiness And Why Is It Good? (camelswithhammers.com)
- What Was Missing Was You (friendtoyourself.com)
- Most ‘locked-in syndrome’ patients say they are happy (scienceblog.com)