i looked at my dust collecting supplement cabinet this morning and gently smiled. as i looked at the countless bottles that have been sitting there untouched for months, i felt so free.
when i look at the cabinet, i see so much control. so much effort. so much trying. all of that gone now.
supplements have never really been my thing. i don’t have a logical reason why, just a feeling i’ve always had.
but being in the wellness space, the healing space, the fitness space…i’ve been bombarded with supplements for as long as i can remember.
i remembered the not so distant days that i felt a “symptom” and immediately needed to find a reason for experiencing it. something to blame. and just as quickly felt i needed to adjust my supplements, take more or less, change my diet, change my workout regimen to “fix” it.
as of late a deep sense of acceptance and grace floods my heart and body as i welcome all the joys, discomforts, and the entire range of experiences that flow through my life.
when i feel tired, or like i wish to be left alone, or a little bloated i no longer look for a reason why. i no longer blame anything. i no longer feel a need to fix. i just accept it. i recognize these things as being a part of the grace of nature. i allow them to be present and don’t try to fix them. i pay them little attention, and am gentle with myself. and miraculously, they all fade away in their own time. joy returns. love returns. my belly feels more free. without my effort. without my worry. without my stress. without my control.
and as i have put this into practice, the discomforts become less uncomfortable. and my health seems to thrive. it’s as though it was always meant to be this easy, and only i was making it hard for myself. only i was imposing all this effort. when all that was required was grace, gentleness, acceptance. and following what my heart always knew was correct.
am i saying no one should take supplements? no. if that’s the message you take away, read it again. sit with it. there’s a deeper truth ?
I’ll finish with a quote by Rumi (one of my very favorites)
“When I chase after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress & anxiety.
When I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that everything I want also wants me, is looking for me, attracting me.
There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.”