Remembering what’s important

Are you in a stage of things spinning up in your life? Or, are you in a period of rest in between? Life cycles on.

Currently, I am emerging from a time of relative rest (pondering the big-picture, next-chapter desires) and literally moving into a time of uber-busy (we just sold our house).

Have you ever experienced that when you’re really needed for your own life, some parts of that can feel overwhelming and frustrating?

A gif of Marvel's Incredible Hulk screaming "No Stairs!"

I’ve found that when I’m spinning plates, juggling balls, and herding kittens, it helps to remember what’s important.

And then I re-found this, from Kate Northrup. Regardless of where you’re at and what’s going on for you, I invite you to read this beautiful piece and be nourished.

Here’s What I Know

by Kate Northrup
  • Doing something for the money never ends up being worth it.
  • If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a no.
  • You are valuable because you exist. Period. (Or, full stop if you’re British.)
  • You are enough. You always have been. You always will be.
  • Your place of greatest ease and joy will also be your place of greatest service.
  • It’s okay to sleep for ten hours or more a night from time to time. In fact, it’s critical.
  • No accomplishment or moment of recognition will ever replace feeling loved, by yourself or anyone else.
  • It’s not going to turn out the way you thought. It will be better.
  • You know. You always know.
  • The fact that it feels good is reason enough to move every day. The fact that it will tone your ass and make your waist smaller are mere side effects.
  • Organizing your life around what feels good is the single wisest choice you can make.
  • There is always going to be a small part of you that wants to please your mother, even if you’re not conscious of it, and that’s okay.
  • Saying yes to someone simply because you don’t want to disappoint them is not only unfair to you, it’s unfair to them.
  • Sleep, water, movement, greens, and a good cry cure almost anything.
  • Anything worth taking seriously is worth making fun of. (Thanks Mom)
  • Paying attention to your money is a profound act of self-love.
  • It turns out that life is happening right now.
  • Loving yourself more is the best place to start to solve any problem.
  • You can’t judge and have an open heart at the same time.
  • Nothing is random. Everything happens for a reason.
  • Your body is wise beyond what you could possibly imagine. Listen to her. She will lead you home every time.
  • Home is not a place.

Over to you: what stopped you in your tracks? Which did you read twice? What do you know? What can you count on no matter what? Please share it here, reminding yourself and inspiring others.

Thank you for helping us all remember.

three people spinning flaming plates with headgear and juggling flaming sticks across each other
A nun in full habit on stage juggling chainsaws
gif of a person repeatedly trying to line up on the floor 9 or 10 moving kittens
A hand gently reaching down with a flat palm to touch the calm water's surface

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