Holidays, are a holy time – a period to rest, relax and recharge. They are sacred occasions to honour and be grateful for. Occasions we maybe feeling particularly grateful for in the recent few months we've been through.
Time that we are even more aware of as being an opportunity to connect more deeply with ourselves in mind, body and soul. An opportunity to come back to our wholeness.
By the very nature of these ‘wholedays’, when not absorbing ourselves in enjoying the moment, we turn to ponder what has been happening in our lives to date. As a conscious practice we reflect.
With the possibilities of being out of our routine, and with new found energy and perspectives, we begin to see how we can better our lives. The activities we undertake or the inspiring places we are in. Or the people we are with and the engaging conversations we have.
They all serve to encourage us to make commitments to implement changes ‘once the holiday is over’.
These commitments may be what we want to:
- cull in our lives – that which no longer serves us.
- cultivate – the activity/practice/value which benefits us in every way that we will nurture more fully.
- commence – that which we will finally kick-start with absolute conviction.
And perhaps also a commitment to remain compassionate with ourselves when, we return from the holiday and struggle to integrate those commitments with the realities of our day to day life.
We’d love to hear about any life changing decisions you’ve made as a result of a holiday? Please use the comment box below.
Penelope Mavor is an Impact Associate. You can find more of her work on Earth Converse.