I am beginning to suspect that devotion might be my favorite word.

What is your life Devoted to?

I've been asking myself this a lot lately and it keeps circling back to a few key things:

1) My wellness: for a decade now, I have been chasing the promise of mental health, with very good fortune so far. I have much less unidentifiable depression and anxiety these days, though it is still a daily process to follow this constant balance.

2) My marriage: Chris and I were lucky enough to find True Love, and I will spend every day I have with him treasuring and tending to that precious and immense force.

3) Our child: his daily needs are unrelenting, as are his daily wonders. The greatest challenge I have ever given myself is to raise him in an environment of love and safety, and I am beginning to think that I am succeding.

4) My work: it is being expressed right now as Writing, but more so, it is in learning how to follow the call of heart that nudges me to create something new (when I am fortunate enough to be touched by it).

These are my Devotions.

What every moment of every day is deeply about.

I am relieved to see that housework is not on this list, as it so often goes undone.

I am also more than a little dismayed to realize that “Getting my one allowable sweet per day” almost made it on this list. I think about this multiple times each day, to the point that, if I can’t classify it as a devotion, there’s a real possibility that it’s actually an addiction. This is not a pretty insight to have (it’s also not a new one), and it feels very vulnerable to write about here. I will be tender with myself as I take this in.

My word for this year is Love, but I'm actually wondering if Devotion would be a more accurate term to describe my intention.

Because Devotion is the place where Love and Work meet.




Leave a Reply.

    Would you like
    Free
    Encouragements?

    I am so happy you're here!

    I am Whitney Rhiannon Till, and I am passionate about finding ways to undo that which holds us back, and create the lives that we most deeply yearn for.

    May the outpourings of my soul best meet the needs of yours. Follow my blog or social media for inspiration and love!

    Archives

    December 2013
    November 2013
    October 2013
    September 2013
    August 2013
    July 2013
    June 2013

    Categories

    All
    Break Up
    Childhood Emotional Abuse
    Communication
    Depression
    Grief
    Häagen Dazs
    Healing
    How To Be Alive
    Inner Strength
    Planning
    Radical Acceptance
    Relationships
    Self Care
    Self Care
    Self Worth
    Zen