Monday, March 23, 2020

Why I'm Committing to 30 Days of Stillness

How are you faring through this global health crisis? If you're anything like me, you might be finding it challenging to stay consistent in your self-care practices right now, including quiet time and meditation. 

My inbox has been full of advice about how to work with the fear, anxiety, and more, as we navigate COVID-19. And intellectually, my understanding of my practices gives me all the tools I need. But as the anxiety hanging in the air has gotten thicker and thicker, I started noticing myself gravitating to older patterns and coping mechanisms that, ahem... we'll just call, not-so-skillful.

It's at times like these, when life (or the world) is chaotic, that I most need my practice. And it isn't even that I completely neglected it. The reality is that when times get tough, we need to lean in on the practice, rather than expecting whatever we're doing for maintenance, to do the trick. Why?