Learning about Love: Day 8

Today, I need some loving self-care.

As I write this post the time is 11:30 p.m. on July 1st. Earlier today, for about three hours, I helped a friend with some shop work. We filled and packed orders for shipment, broke down cardboard boxes for storage, displayed product on some shelves, did some rearranging and generally got a minute sampling of what my friend does for a living.

I had a great time. It was fun and interesting, but physically challenging. It seems that whenever I want to do something that involves more than sitting at the computer, walking to the car, driving to the store or wherever, the RA disease reminds me that I’m different; that I can’t keep up.

When I arrived home, I was exhausted and my feet hurt like anything. I had to lie down. So I did and fell asleep for two and a half hours. The sleep helped a bit.

As I sit down to write this post I still feel tired, my feet hurt to walk and my body aches. I so feel that I need to wrap myself in a blanket of Love and go back to bed. So that’s what I’m going to do and in the morning which is today, I will stay in bed until I feel rested, then start my day with a loving kindness meditation.

The resource I’ll use for a guided loving kindness meditation is at the UCLA Semel Institute – Mindfulness Awareness Research Centre

It’s a page of free downloadable mindful meditation audio’s. Two of my favourite’s are the short and longer versions of the Loving Kindness Meditation, however they are all very excellent.

I find that a loving kindness meditation is such a great way to restore my energy reserves. I’ll let you know how the day goes.

Once again, thank you so much for accompanying me on this journey. Wishing everyone a really awesome day.

If you are new to this blog and wonder what this is all about, I’ve given myself a 100 day “Learning about Love” challenge. So โ€” for the next 100 days, it’s all about love. My good friend calls it a “love makeover” (hehehe).

Thank you to all who accompany me on this journey. I really appreciate the support and wonderful comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

I created a Facebook page for The Meaning for my Life to build a community where like-minded individuals can share the meaning for their life as well as items of inspiration to help keep us focused on Love, Life and Presence. Just give us a ‘Like’ and your in (hehe). The Like button is in the right sidebar under ‘My Story’ pages.

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12 thoughts on “Learning about Love: Day 8

    • Hi LouAnn, Yes…do check out the meditations. They have short 3 minute ones and longer 9 minute ones. Very soothing. Thanks for the well wishes LouAnn and thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Marianne…do take care of yourself today. One thing I am learning about love is that to love and to nurture yourself is a prerequisite to loving and nurturing others. Wrap that blanket of love around you and hunker down for as much time as you need. Your friend would have been so happy for your help and now your body will be happy that you tended to it as well.

  2. Hi Marianne,
    Good for you to wrap yourself in love and rest. I recently read about a man who practices deep rest, and when he himself feels rested, he rests for others that he meditates on. He just lies there sending out healing thoughts to others who may need it. Isn’t that neat? I’m sending some your wayโ€ฆ

    Melissa

    • That IS so neat, Melissa. Thank you for your healing thoughts, I really appreciate them. Thanks for the visit. Hope you’re having an awesome day, Melissa. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wrapping you in soft love, Marianne. Blessings for loving yourself enough to tend yourself…and loving us enough to share through your pain.

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