Oriah Mountain Dreamer on meeting weariness of spirit

This Facebook post from Oriah Mountain Dreamer feels like an important one, for any of us experiencing dips into despair, overwhelm and lassitude at the state of our world, and the apparent immensity of the task for those of us working towards change in our own small ways. The writer is very familiar with the ‘tiredness that washes over me like a slow, cold wave…makes my thinking fuzzy, breeds a restlessness in my limbs, and makes me susceptible to distractions that do not nourish.’

The solution she too finds most effective is consistent attention (or returning) to the task of self-nourishment – through relationship, art, nature, spiritual practice, wholesome food and sleep, dance….whatever each of us finds truly, deeply nourishing and sustaining. The more we can offer this to ourselves and each other, the more loving energy, strength and hopefulness we will bring to our lives.

Thank you, Oriah.

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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