It just looks like a simple rock… and to some it is. However, to me, it’s my Standing Through It All point of focus. This rock is right outside my window and has been there for years. No matter the weather conditions, rain, snow, sleet, you name it.. my rock is there. I really starting taking daily notice of my rock about 5 months ago and begin focusing on it at the end of my eye exercises and when I meditate. Along with my “Stress Less” herbal tea and Gummies, my rock helps to get me through those days that feel tough.
It’s really funny because for years I sort of noticed my rock, off and on, just planted there on the kitchen roof area. (My room is on the second floor of our home and the kitchen’s roof extends out just below my window.) So many times lately, I have been tempted to go out on that roof top and get it, so I have it forever and yet, I do have it forever right where it is.
Like my rock, I know I must keep STIA for 2020 has been a year of much uncertaninty and strength building all at the same time. STIA not just for myself but for others as well. STIA helps as I teach my online Cardio&Dance classes giving the women in my classes an hour on any given day to stay fit and dance around while leaving the challenges their outside. STIA for those young dancers at Gallaudet University, the world’s only deaf and hard of hearing liberal arts university, gives them a place to express their creativity as they learn and dance my choreography. And most of all, STIA for friends that are facing heartache, painful situations or just a place to feel the connection of community all done through Zoom!
I can not and do not want to imagine the day I look out of my window and “my rock” is gone, and yet, that could happen. Even if it does, I will will continue to STIA just like that rock has done for me all these years.
Take a moment to think about who and what inspires you to STIA for not only yourself, but for others as well.
Resources: Calm Meditation app, N’ by Nurtilite
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Great post! I really appreciate the reminder!!