Day 152/366 days Towards Self-Mastery.
Today my heart is aching. I have to start this post with acknowledging #georgefloyd and the pain of discrimination that people of colour experience every.single.day.
In the same vein I want to acknowledge the pain of discrimination that the people of this land on which I have the privilege to sit and write this post, the Jinabarra, the official custodians and the Kabi Kabi people who lived, gathered, held ceremonies, traded, those people who travelled to here from far and wide for bunya festivities and ceremonies, and more that I have little knowledge of, on this land until it, the land, their livelihoods, their customs, their traditions their mental and physical health, was taken from them. I want to acknowledge their elders, passed, present and emerging and I want to stand with them as they, and we together reclaim their rightful place in humanity.
Today's inspiration from Sarah is about whimsy. I can't write about whimsy today. RIP George Floyd.
366 days Towards Self-Mastery
When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)
I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.
As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.
My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?
I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.