Choosing Inner Quiet

by | Jan 26, 2021 | Blog | 0 comments

Brrrr. Is it winter where you live?

Here in southern California, the winters are mild and yet still chilly. When I lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, we had 100 inches of snow on average in the winter months. And, believe it or not, I loved shoveling snow because of the physicality of it and the opportunity to be outside with all my neighbors – and the feeling of simple satisfaction from seeing how my labor made it easier for me and my mail carrier to navigate.

The quiet that snow brings is perhaps what I love most about it. It seems like the entire world becomes quiet except for the rumble of snow plows clearing the roads.

I think this is what our world needs right now: a kind of inner quiet. Time to be with our family and neighbors, and remember that we are all doing our best to deal with our situation. Simplicity, forgiveness, and love.

Remember my mantra for 2021: I am for compassion? This month my focus is on living compassion while nurturing an inner quiet, simplicity, forgiveness, and love.

Does that appeal to you, too? Does your spirit resonate with the thought of wrapping yourself up in self-care during the coming year? If so, I hope you will consider registering for Radical Self Compassion, which Arnina Kashtan, Sarah Peyton, and I will be teaching. Take a look and see what you think.

Whatever you choose, may your inner quiet be nurtured and grow.

Sending you a warm, winter hug…

Taken in 2018 at Bryce Canyon, Arizona, just after my Wyoming women’s retreat

By Mary Mackenzie

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