What I'm learning about kindness is that it requires a lot of presence and mindfullness. Staying in touch with the moment.
Like when you have a huge pile of clothes that need washing, but you choose instead to join your kid on an early evening walk around the neighborhood. That pile will stay on your mind because all you're thinking is we are out of clean clothes and I really should be doing laundry but somehow you can quiet those thoughts with ones that say this is better for me and for her. Let it go, girl. You can do it later.
Kindness means letting go and embracing that people need their space and sometimes it's their actions, not their words, that will tell you. It means accepting that you don't fit into their lives like you used to but that's ok because to everything there is a season, and this might be your quiet one. Step away and allow the pieces to fall where they may.
It means taking care of you first before taking care of those around you.
Kindness is knowing when to tune out the noise and retreat into your body and care practices.
It means asking yourself "why am I doing this" and facing the truth of your answer.
Kindness is looking into the eyes of your partner and seeing twenty years of life reflected back at you. And despite the grey moments, you still choose to live more life and feel more aliveness with this man. No matter what lies ahead. You hold hands and walk forward.
I am feeling more awake to life after having shed a lot of my clutter. The noise, the needing, and the fears are quieted. I'm present and feeling the love that flows out of me, accepting the love that comes back.
Kindness means letting go and allowing things to just be. It's surrendering.
Om charm by Stacey of Bella Wish.