Take a moment to sit quietly and ask yourself: What is my heart's deepest need?
You will be surprised at the answer. And you will be surprised at how simple it is. You will be amazed at how easy it would be for you to give yourself a little bit of what you need - right now. It does not take much time or money to soothe an aching, yearning heart. But it does take intention. It takes waking up in the moment and being willing to be true to yourself. For only a moment be truly authentic with your heart and let it speak to you. It might be scary because you might worry that it will hurt to much to know how lonely or broken or tender your heart is. But that tender heart only needs a little of your attention to heal a little bit at a time.
Do this for a few moments in the safety of your home, bedroom or a place in nature where you feel grounded and supported.
Allow yourself a few moment or a few minutes to receive comfort from yourself.
This is the essence of all our healing work. We learn to give ourselves a little bit of what we are missing. A little bit at a time. And little by little, we find fullness and wholeness.
It is not a miracle.
It is a practice. It is a process. It is a commitment to self forgiveness and growth.
And it is the path.
Yonat Piva, MA, LMFT
I write about navigating the challenges of prenatal, postpartum, parenting & relationships. I believe we can inhabit our bodies with a renewed sense of fulfillment in being a human woman.