πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This can be challenging when it feels like the storm has been raging incessantly. But there is always hope for the future. We can’t know what it will hold. From my Daily Calm

When the clouds of doubt come, we can find peace knowing that the storm will pass

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I feel like I catch glimpses of this at times. There is a quiet, still pond that is accessible only through the sometimes strenuous toil of settling. From my Daily Calm

To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ What a wonderful day to remember and honor the important women in my life. I am so profoundly grateful. I am conscious that I am not better than, or worse than, the women I know and love. Just different. And together we are more. From my Daily Calm

Another world is on her way

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This idea leaves me conflicted. It can be soothing to reduce the possibilities. My problem, however, is usually in recognizing alternatives to the first possibility identified. So this practice is vital for me. From my Daily Calm

In the beginner's mind are many possibilities, in the expert's there are few

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This feels paradoxically cyclical. If you don’t know how to live, how can you trust yourself? It has to start somewhere. Here’s hoping we can all make the leap of faith. From my Daily Calm

When you trust yourself you will know how to live

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This is a real challenge for me. But as I stop trying to run from the thoughts and just sit with them for a moment, they lose some of their sharp edges. From my Daily Calm

When we stop resisting our thoughts, the battle is over

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This is at the core of the kind of father I am striving to become. It’s a long journey of self discovery to figure out what not saying no to myself looks like. But it’s worth it to become the dad I want to be. From my Daily Calm

Make sure in saying yes to others that you do not say no to yourself

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This does not feel easy or natural to do. But it is something that I want to make a normal part of my personal and family culture. Through self-care, we can better care for others. From my Daily Calm

Hygge: a ritual of self care that brings pleasure and joy

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ We often lament the lightning-quick passage of time, but more rarely use it to our advantage. Small, consistent efforts add up to significant achievements. From my Daily Calm

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I’ve put on a few pounds as I’ve worked through different medications for my OCD. This is a great reminder to not let myself get too focused on that. From my Daily Calm

My heart is reserved for more important things

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ It is surprising how difficult it can be to love yourself and treat yourself kindly. Try to say words to yourself that you would say to a beloved friend. From my Daily Calm

To love oneself js the beginning of a lifelong romance

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This is true even (or especially!) when the invitations come from my own mind. I still have a choice. I am in control. From my Daily Calm

You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈThis is appropriate as I was traveling this morning and didn’t get to do my usual morning meditation until afternoon. It is still possible to seize the opportunities of today, even if those are just to relax. From my Daily Calm

Morning is when I'm awake and there is dawn in me

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This very thing has been the biggest effort of my healing retreat. I have had to confront so much about myself, and be willing to examine it and decide if it’s worth keeping or if I can let it go. From my Daily Calm

Are you ready to let go of your story and write a new one?

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I felt like this morning’s session was created just for me. When we learn to observe the voices in our head instead of being captivated by them, we can have true freedom. From my Daily Calm

The voice inside my head is not who I am

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This has been exactly the point of my healing retreat. I need to discover how to incorporate this practice more regularly into my life. From my Daily Calm

Each person deserves a day away

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This is not easy to do for some people, or for all people on some days. But especially today, it merits extra effort. From my Daily Calm

I love myself

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Fear holds us back from so much that is beautiful and wonderful in life. It is ok to face risk knowing that it might happen. Because we just might experience joy instead. From my Daily Calm

What if I fall? What if you fly instead?

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ This is so hard. So hard. But often it is the only way to move forward. From my Daily Calm

Make room in your life for your pain

πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ I have been making an effort to practice and express more gratitude lately. Every time I do, I am uplifted. Daily Calm

Be grateful