This is the second part of a three part series. Click here to read the first part on ease, thinking about my future self, and food.
Rhythm means movement of a recurring nature. Like a beat. Like the pulse of ocean waves against the shore. There’s consistency. There’s discipline. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m interested in cultivating a rhythm of being, a rhythm of moving through the world.
I’d like to dive deeper into this idea of discipline. For me, I can speak to being disciplined in fear and listening to the mind. I’m committed to habits that reinforce the parts of my brain that act from a place of fear and past conditioning. Most of my work lately has been becoming aware of those parts and bringing them empathy. Because as debilitating as they are, they once served a purpose. Even protected us when we were at our most vulnerable. Once we give space and acknowledgement to these parts, we learn that they have something to teach us.
Isn’t it nice for things to be easy once in a while? Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could cultivate a state of mind to prepare for what your future self might need?
Ease is one of those needs that’s important for me to have in my life. I like things to flow, one wave in another, into the next. I like to have a rhythm of being.
On an unconscious level, I’ve become adept at thinking about my future self and what it might need, and I’d like to share my findings with you. This is the first in a series of tips, tricks, and techniques I use on the regular to invite more ease and rhythm into my life.