Please take a seat,
I want us to talk about service.
As important as self-love, self-care and self-discovery is, the care and the kindness we extend to others forms a part of the journey.
It has been my perception and experience that when we embark on the self-love and self-care
journey, we fall into that deep space of loving and caring for ourselves, which is absolutely life changing and eye opening. It's good stuff!!
My question is- do we also put energy into giving care back to people as we've been filling ourselves up on love and care.
I went through a phase where I easily said no to a coffee date or to help someone, because "I am allowed to say no, stand up for what I want, and take care of me first". But...I don't think this okay- life is not always a walk in the park, and we cannot be in our bubble all the time, sometimes giving care to someone who needs it will take us out of our comfort zone, and it may drain us a bit, but we have the tools to refuel and to use self-care techniques after such experiences if they occur.
I'm not referring to falling back into the trap of people pleasing if this is something you struggled with before. I am simply talking about extending kindness and care to others, when they need some of the love we have to give.
What I'm trying to get at, is that we are not alone, ever.
Not in the good, and not in the bad.
It is completely possible that in our own journey of self-care and self-love we needed help, guidance, and care from someone.
If they offered us this, and allowed us to take another step forward, who are we not to extend our care to others in their difficult journey, too?
How do you think you can extend care, while still taking care of yourself?
I'd love to hear from you:-)