Happy Monday. Feeling grateful after swimming with dolphins. Two days in a row. No creature delights me more than the dolphin.
Yet how often do we not choose joy because our mind tells us we could/should be doing other things? I almost didn’t go this morning.
After choosing to get up early and wrestle my Monday morning mindset that says, get to work! I courageously chose to adjust my work schedule and begin the day with the ocean.
Getting in the ocean is restorative for me. Releasing my fear, unlocking the pinch, and calming my vagus nerve are important practices that help me metabolize the stress of daily life.
Joy boosted my courage to stretch myself to learn a new skill as the steersman in the 6-person canoe. I almost gave up because we were headed straight into the sun and it’s a hard skill to master.
I almost gave up because the sun was too bright! I’m tired of giving up when things beyond my control are right in front of me. Can you relate?
Itʻs time to heal, rest, regroup. And we don’t have to do it alone. I’m crafting some fun ways for us to antidote social isolation and stay connected across these many miles and many moons.
Until then, I encourage you to go for a twenty minute walk with this in your ears: Brené Brownʻs Unlocking Us Podcast.
She recorded this last week and itʻs full of juicy inspiration. Itʻs about how she courageously faces each day with a practice called: “Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart” she learned from Roshi Joan Halifax.
I know several of you are already familiar with this practice, so consider this a reminder. Those of you new to it, please do tune in, you will love it!
You Matter. Your Relationships Matter.
Holding you high with much Aloha,
Relationship Architect & Compassion Activist
Copyright 2020 Amy Elizabeth Gordon, MA. All rights reserved.
p.s. My Moonshot on this Monday is to be fully present in the moment, courageously feeling the feels and allowing gravity to gently hold me.
What is your Moonshot this week? (That something extraordinary that would not normally happen) And I’d love to hear about how you practice courage in your life…