Posted on April 29th, 2014 by Dr. Andra Brosh

images-4“Wherever you go there you are.” – Jon Kabat Zinn

I’m very into circles.

I like anything round because for me the shape represents connection, continuity, and collaboration.

Many of the things that I truly love about my life and this world are circular in shape. The moon, the earth, the sun, my hiking loop, and my meditation pillow all center and ground me in the feeling of being whole and complete.

Circles are shapes, but they can also be created with the human body and spirit. When we come together and join in a circle we’re uniting and bringing an experience of solidarity.

There is no denying the power of a circle.

What you may not realize, or perhaps have forgotten is that YOU are a circle.

You aren’t linear and there is no beginning or end to who you are.

Your journey toward self-discovery takes you around and around, but this circular path is not redundant, it’s essential.

Each time you travel the circle of yourself you see things with a different perspective. You learn and grow wiser with each orbit around the inner core you can lovingly refer to as your center.

Even when you become weary and feel stuck, you are laying down an ingrained path that makes it easier and easier to reconnect with yourself.

In the pursuit of independence you may feel you need to break free of the circle, move away, forge forward, go beyond, break out, or leave it incomplete.

We are all simply trying to get back to a place that feels right, but instead we focus on resisting the natural flow of the circle that takes us back to where we’re destined to be.

If you think of your life as a circle (and we all know that we call it the cycle of life for a reason), then you can begin to always keep your focus on getting back to YOU instead of somewhere else.

Making the goal of your life’s work about finding your way back to the best version of yourself will ensure that you waste no time and energy on frivolous distractions or pointless achievements.

Practice living by the general rule that every step you take on your life path brings you a little bit closer to re-connecting with the truest part of yourself.

 

 

April 29th, 2014

Posted In: Mindfulness, My Experience, Therapy, Wellbeing

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