There are times in my life, where overwhelmed with commitments or caught up in other people’s needs, I lose my balance and come to the realization that it is time to get back on track.
The moment of clarity always drives the decision but, much like a car or a train, the momentum that has been carrying me forward on a particular path… does not stop at an instant, but slows gradually as I “put the brakes on.”
At this time, I must remember to be kind to myself.
I have already created a weary and world-worn soul… must I beat myself down for slipping into old habits of care-taking?
Would I be so cruel to a friend if they lost their way?
I would be patient.
I would be compassionate.
I must embrace that I am flawed, that I will at times slip into old patterns and forget to put my health first but that if I take one step at a time, one moment at a time if necessary, I will soon be back on track, in good health and good spirits, and on my spiritual path once again.
“Dear God, help me to take care of myself. I am unable to do my best in this world if I am worn and weary.”