Monday, September 3, 2012

MONDAY MEDITATIONS FOR HEALING: Stepping Away for Self Care & A Commitment to Self for Caregivers

Good Morning!  Here is today's meditation to inspire your spirit to self-healing this week! 

Have a WONDERFUL week!

Today's Quote

In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel "burnout" setting in, 

if you feel demoralized and exhausted, 

it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. 

The point is to have a long-term perspective.” 
                                                        ~~  Dalai Lama

A Commitment to Self for Caregivers 
(whether you are a healthcare provider or a family member caring for a loved one):

Taking care of others is hard.  Taking care of ourselves is often harder. 

It is easy to tell ourselves that taking time for ourselves is selfish.  That the people we care for need us 100% of the time.  That when we leave their side to pursue our own self care we harm them by our absence.

But these thoughts are not the truth.

The truth is, giving can turn to resentment quickly in an overtired body.  If we aren't serving others with a willing and rested heart than we are causing them more harm than good.  

This week I will commit to take time for myself EVERY DAY even when I don't want to or I feel like a selfish person for doing so.   

I will remind myself that care-taking is a marathon and not a sprint.

I will remind myself that when I am restored, I have the patience and compassion to truly care for someone in need.

Just for today, with a restored spirit, I will give the gift of service with an open, rested heart.  


  1. Hmm, yes I needed to hear this today! Thank you so much. I've missed you and glad you are finding time to post.

    1. Thanks Pam! I've missed you guys too!!! I'm trying to post when I can--should have time this weekend to write another one! Thanks again for the positive feedback!! :-)


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