My current life mantra: Let it Flow.
Being in graduate school has been pushing my mind and soul to unchartered areas. It has been challenging not only from an academic standpoint but even more so from a life and soul standpoint. Our society pushes us to feel that the more we do, the more we are worth. This is false. It is not the more we do, the more we are worth. We are born worthy. This is something I have had to come to the realization with since starting graduate school. Between assignments, studying for exams, having a real human as a client in the university clinic, and trying to balance my life as a whole has been a difficult journey. I have to keep reminding myself that I am more than just these things I do. I got extremely caught up in checking everything off of my mental to do list such as completing an assignment, studying for an upcoming exam, and creating an awesome therapy plan for my client that I forgot about an essential, MYSELF. I must take time to live, feel, and rest. The past week, I have been putting an emphasis on doing what makes my soul happy. I have been connecting with friends and family. I have been challenging myself to be and feel Present in everything I’m doing. I have been connecting with nature because when it comes down to it, nature makes my soul come alive. As I’ve been connecting with nature, I have been noticing that trees are my inspiration. It is currently Autumn in Pennsylvania, and I love watching the leaves change colors and fall to the ground. It is a time of change for everything on this Earth, trees and myself included. Trees do not fight this change. They embrace it passionately by showing their colors and letting the wind flow through them. This brings me back to my current life mantra: Let It Flow. I encourage you, as I encourage myself, not to fight whatever change you are enduring on your life’s journey but to rather embrace it fully and passionately, and of course let it flow.