I. You. We (and other definitions)
Last week, I wrote about the rhythmic patterns of song that can bring comfort during moments of crisis, challenge, uncertainty, grief and mourning.
Leaning into music as a great healer has always been a key life strategy;
not only does it provide cadence among chaos,
it prepares a flow for moving forward.
Transferring a tempo into a verse of mental-mantra keeps the mind healthy and the heart engaged:
I am strong.
I am brave.
I am peaceful.
I am wise.
Emotionally, these four sentences rebuild foundation.
Physically, the body pulls out of numbness and reintegrates.
Intellectually, we are allowed to redefine these words within our own season of life.
the stamina to push your boundaries with grace and elegance.
I will accept life to be challenging and appreciate when it is so.
I will lift my gaze, knowing stillness and movement will each need their place.
the spirit to share your heart.
I will not be silent when there are words to be spoken.
I will extend energy through my fingertips in protection of what is honest.
the truce between ourselves, others and the world.
I will learn to ride waves and let go of expectation.
I will find lightness and length to resist certainty's seduction.
the poise to recognize that every past moment has prepared for the present.
I will value my experience for insight and ignite my intuition for guidance.
I will breathe.
These are my current definitions and I welcome you to discover your own.
I understand that I am part of something far greater than myself,
and that our co-existence matters.
I am strong, you are strong, we are strong.
I am brave, you are brave, we are brave.
I am peaceful, you are peaceful, we are peaceful.
I am wise, you are wise, we are wise.