I thought this was a really good question to be asking ourselves at this point as we rush around coping with balancing all the parts that make up our lives.
Why is it that our spiritual part (that is all of us not just a part) gets pushed to the back of the list? Like doing something lovely for yourself and that nourishes your soul.
Let me ask you, “ Where do you go to recharge your batteries?
Where do you love being? Think of that place in your minds eye if you are not there now and think about how it makes you feel.
Does it make your heart sing?
Are there reasons why you are not living there? Is it feasible?
Those who know me know that my connection to my source and my heart are the mountains and lakes in the South Island of New Zealand and it has been six years since I have been back too long for me way too long.
Hully and I went back nearly four weeks ago to catch up with family and to visit Wanaka it’s about 40 years since we were last there the world has discovered it’s beauty so half the world seemed to be there when we were, but that was okay. We just went and spent time in the areas that they didn’t know about.
Catching up with my last living uncle was so lovely, I spent many happy times staying with them as a child.
A lot has happened since I started writing this two weeks ago. Some of you know that Hully has been in intensive care and we owe a lot to the doctors and nurses at Sunshine hospital. He had a partially collapsed lung, pneumonia and his blood pressure started to drop so they needed to see what was going on with his heart. It was incredible watching them work and getting him stabilized. It took a few days before he could manage his blood pressure on his own.
Driving home from the hospital (where I did my training) I thought about why we are living where we are, and how immensely grateful I am that we are. This whole episode has just put everything into perspective.
If we were living in New Zealand where we would like to live (which would be in the country somewhere) we would not be 30 minutes down the road from a large teaching hospital. We would not be 5 minutes away from our doctor and Hully would not be alive.
We are where we are meant to be
We can visit New Zealand, but I need to connect my energy here and be present and mindful of what I have as I nearly lost it.
So often we think we have more time, we forget to ring our loved ones and ask how they are as our lives are so busy. One day they will be gone, will you have any regrets?
Cherish what you have
Tell the people you love that you love them, don’t assume they know
Keep in touch with family and friends
If you are a carer take time out for yourself, talk to a friend go for a walk or do something for yourself.
Take care of each other.
Life isn’t all about making money; it’s about looking after your mental wellbeing too.