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A Question for a Weary Heart

Melli O'Brien



Melli O'Brien



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A Question for a Weary Heart

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Hi, and welcome to your Daily Mindfulness.

Today, I'm going to share a question

for you for when your heart's

feeling a little weary or worn out.

And you know what, from what I'm hearing

from our community, from my friends, from

social media is that this is exactly what

many of us are feeling in the background.

Kind of weary.

We sure are living in

overwhelming times right now, hey.

Political instability, racial injustice,

and the pandemic have left many of us kind

of feeling in a state of spiritual PTSD.

With climate change and technological

disruption looming in the

background, many of us are really

being tested and even pushed to the

point of despondency or despair.

And we really can't see any end

in sight to these challenges.

So if you're feeling a little

battle weary, friend, know this.

You are not alone and there's

nothing wrong with you if you're

feeling weary or disconnected or

overwhelmed, because this is tough.

And these days I think a question

that keeps guiding me back to actions

of self-care, self-compassion,

and awareness, the question that I

keep asking myself when I'm down or

overwhelmed is a question that I'm

going to invite you to ask yourself

right now, and really honestly ponder.

In the midst of all of

this, what do you need?

Do you need more rest?

Do you need more support from friends?

Do you need to start saying yes to

something or perhaps no to something?

Do you need to talk to

a friend or a therapist?

Eat a better diet, get more sleep.

Like what do you need, honestly,

really, to care for yourself

in the midst of all of this?

I just invite you to take a moment

here with eyes closed or eyes

open to contemplate that question.

And whether a clear answer is coming

to you or not, you're really not sure,

my invitation is to keep carrying

this contemplation, this question.

Carry it with you into your

day, into the days ahead.

Hold it close.

Let it keep reminding you to

self-care, to check in with yourself

in an honest and loving way.

And once, you know your

answers, what do you need?

If change is needed, I encourage

you to take action, giving yourself

the support you need to thrive

and stay strong day by day.

In a world where so many of us are

feeling disconnected and depleted,

let this question keep reconnecting

you with yourself over and over again.

We all need to double down on

self-care when times get tough.

It helps us gather our strength,

soothe our souls, and be more

available to help other people.

So giving yourself what you

need is a gift that will keep

giving to everyone else, too.

I wish you a wonderful practice with this.

And as always, thank you for your

practice and your presence here with us.

And now let's settle in

for today's meditation.

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