Self Centered ~ Centered In Self

 

Many of us  have been trained to give put energy out.  We invest it  in our children, spouses, homes, work and projects.   This can be rewarding, if in balance.  If out of balance,  it  leads to feelings of exhaustion, frustration and resentment.  We’ve been taught to negate our needs.  We defer to the demands of life and others. Often people feel selfish when they put their attention on themselves.  There’s a difference between being selfish and being centered in self.   When you’re centered in self, you know how to take care of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs.  You make yourself a priority, understanding that you can’t continually give energy out until you’ve received energy in.  Yin and Yang need to be in balance.  Yang is the energy that sustains focus and action.  Yin is the energy that receives and renews.  You can establish more yin patterns in your life by resting, practicing yoga, meditation, prayer, journaling, bathing luxuriously, listening to soothing music, or giving yourself unscheduled puttering time.  Any experience or activity that feels replenishing, renewing and regenerative.

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