“It’s like adding a little bit everyday to your piggy bank,” my Ayurvedic MD advised me several years ago.
It was a cold, windy winter in Colorado, I was working a lot, and I was feeling run down.
“Rather than using up every last bit of energy each day,” she continued, “stop before you feel totally exhausted. Save some of your energy. After some time, that energy adds up.”
In the years since then, I’ve followed this doctor’s simple–but not necessarily easy–advice. After experiencing the results of more energy and better health, I’d far rather dial back from efforts a bit each day than go full throttle (and crash and burn).
The latter requires far more time, energy, and money to dig myself out of in the long run. Plus, it feels horrible to be totally depleted.
The same goes for safeguarding our inner, spiritual strength. Just like getting good sleep, exercising, and eating well over the long-term helps us feel stronger physically, meditation, prayer, and contemplation also help us feel strongpsychologically and spiritually.
All that’s erupting in the world right now isn’t going away anytime soon. We need to be realistic and prepare for this to be a life-long journey of gradual, global change. Through our combined efforts it is still possible to create a more sane and harmonious world for the generations to come after us.
In the meantime, how will we sustain ourselves for a lifetime of great change? Little by little, day by day. Like adding money to a piggy bank.
At the start of each day, before we turn to our phones or the news, we can turn into ourselves and the quiet voice of truth that’s always speaking to us from within our hearts.
In that communion we will find true nourishment. In that connection we will find true joy. In that homecoming we will find all the strength we need to show up and serve, day after day.
To support you in taking this time to tune in each day, I’m offering 20% off everything in my online store from until midnight (Pacific time) this Sunday, October 14.
Use coupon code OCTSTRENGTH at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase.
In the store live most of the virtual programs I’ve offered over the past ten years.
Some of these include:
- The Women’s Yoga Kit
- The Women’s Meditation Kit
- The Women’s Circle Start Up Kit
- Reversing Our Curse: Yoga, Meditation & Lifestyle Rituals for Your Cycle
- Healing from Heartbreak: Transforming through the Wild Wisdom of Grief
Each of these courses speaks to a different dimension of our womanhood and offers an accessible road home to inner peace.
Use coupon code OCTSTRENGTH at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase (before Sunday 10/14 at midnight Pacific).
May you find something to add a little bit to your spiritual piggy bank everyday.