“You have to be able to centre yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.”
― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Have you also experienced the kind of fatigue or tiredness during cycles of the day? I noticed this happening to me quite often, particularly following social events and I thought they energized me. This was very obvious to me as I returned from long periods of hibernation. Dealing with it was an issue. Here is what coach had to say–
Consciously or unconsciously we are receptive to the energy and environment around us. This overload can overwhelm and exhaust us. it is as if the individuals inside are frequently fighting that their individual voices be the heard, while the walls of the place, which are the mask, and the perception, are reluctant to give over to the voices of the individual . Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center and those in the centre and trying to keep the voices in the margin at the margin. This tension is quite disturbing.
All the same we would like to part of situations that involve small or large groups of people, and do so without being overwhelmed or exhausted. A little time and practise can help us be part of social events without being depleted—listening to this made think it’s worth a try.
The purpose of this self care ritual was to keep me strong energetically when I am in a potentially draining situation. For example if I have an event coming up, I take time to prepare for it before hand. I would clean the house, and prepare food etc. I had to do something similar before a social interaction too, like taking a mindful walk or a cleansing bath.
One of the participants in the forum, said carried a crystal that helped her feel cantered and safe. I realized that excusing myself to step out for a moment worked well enough for me. This gave me the time and space that I needed to check in with myself and correct any energetic imbalance that I detect. This self care has helped me even at home.
“You don’t need a prophet to wake you up from your bed; you need no archbishop to describe the size of your spoon for you. Remember, you are in the centre of management of your own affairs when the time comes for you to act!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes