There are times in our lives where we go through a major life transition. In those times everything looks the same but it doesn’t really feel the same anymore.
In moments where doubt, questioning and fears surface, I find it helpful to use practices such as mindfulness, journaling, meditation and yoga in order to connect and come back to myself.
I have been going through a major transition the past couple of months and cannot possibly image myself going though it without my daily practice, it has been keeping me afloat in these challenging times.
These are times where my mind can go into a spin and I can easily forget about the here and now, times where everything seems impossible and nothings feels familiar anymore. Coming back to my body, sitting with my emotions and giving them space to exist rather than wanting them to disappear is what creates a shift, allowing each emotion and sensation to transform and heal.
To those of you who don’t already know, a couple of months ago I have ended my relationship with my partner and have left the Philippines, my home for the past 2 years. And now I feel ready to start a new chapter in my life and find my tribe and new home , I will keep you updated where it will be very soon :)
The awareness of how both suffering and happiness are of an organic nature and always changing reminds me of the quote “no mud no lotus” by Thich Nhat Hanh. The flower, when it wilts, becomes the compost, and the compost can help grow a flower again.
Admits these challenging months I have embarked on creating one of my dreams, sharing my art with the world…
I am humbled and honoured to share with you my new art website! www.meishapiro.com
Art is a way to connect to my vulnerability, feel it and give it space to exist and I hope that you will find your own unique story reflected in the paintings.
Being around loved ones, becoming aware of my body sensations and being soft with myself is a sacred practice. Not an easy thing to do, we are so used to pushing ourselves forward, trying not to feel and can be really harsh with ourselves at times.
Practicing a present heart with whatever you experience in life is something everyone going through a challenging time can try out. This is how I nurture and practice loving kindness towards myself, this is what helps me heal.
I would love to hear from you if you would like to share your own ways of practicing loving kindness towards yourself in challenging times, please feel free to contact me here.
I have written the following poem the other night as I was going through old photos of my childhood. The little girl in me is always here and I can feel her presence.
“The me in those photos will never be the same me again.
Yet the me inside feels the same after all this time.
The me who doesn’t know what to do and where to do it and the me that knows exactly what needs to be done.
The me who wants to hide under the covers and the me who wants to engage with the world.
The me who is dreading what might happen, and the me who trusts that the universe will provide.
The me who wants to continue writing and the me who just wants to stop and feel.
The me who sometimes feels so brave she can do anything, and the me who can’t go outside and connect with others.
The me who likes her messy look, and the me who wants to looks more like a lady.
The me who doesn’t know who she is and the me who knows exactly who I am.
The me who is afraid this fear will never go away and the me who knows that this too shall pass.
The me who cries about every single thing and the me who hardens her heart towards those who love her.
The me who doesn’t understand what on earth is going on and the me who can’t understand how I could live without this chaos around me.
The me who wants to break everything and turn her life upside down and the me who wants to settle down and relax.
The me who is vulnerable and hurting and the me who can feel her strength and growth."
May we continue to connect to our own truth, always.
Flow with ease my friend,