Happy Mother’s Day — Pandemic Style!
Happy Mother’s Day 2020…curbside carryout, physical distancing, and Zoom calls with relatives! What a change in our lives over a few short months. Despite the distancing, my hope for each of you is to find a way to honor yourself, as you honor your mother, whether she has passed away or still with you in the physical.
When we honor ourselves and take time for self-care, we honor those around us. A few years ago, a Canadian politician said, “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first”. Those words quickly went viral since it resonated with so many, especially mothers.
Today, as we honor our mothers, resist the urge to take care of everyone else first. In fact, I believe that one of the best ways to honor YOUR mother is doing something for YOU.
Human Being vs Human Doing
When my mother was alive, she would often advise me to be a human BEing, not a human DOing. I’m certain she didn’t create this phrase, but it was her way to telling me to slow down, take a breath, and appreciate BEing present in the moment. As I mention in my workshops, my mother’s passing created my personal transformation to understand and appreciate how to balance doing and being. This was her gift to me, and one that truly keeps on giving as I work to fine-tune the balance.
When we are still, miracles happen and hearts unfold. Stillness brings us closer to our deceased loved ones by allowing us the time and space to listen and receive. Stillness creates an opening in our hearts that allows for signs to be understood.
Whether you can practice stillness for three minutes or 33, you’ll reap the rewards of insight and wisdom from your heart. In this time of uncertainty with many unknowns about what our new normal will look like post-pandemic, stillness can ground you into NOW.
Today, on this Mother’s Day, I gift you with the gift my mother gave me. Take the time to BE, appreciate the NOW, and listen with your heart.
Happy Mother’s Day!