I recently had the opportunity to go through and dust each of the salt stones on the walls. The stones that provide light and a beautiful ambiance. And as I dusted the stones I realized all of the intricate pieces of this cave. The bright bold stones and the tiny ones that fill in cracks.
As I was dusting with the Cave door closed I realized that I would need to open the door and let some light in to see if certain stones had a pile of dust built up or if it was just part of the unique coloring.
That’s so much like life, isn’t it? We are all made up of so many intricate pieces. We often forget how many pieces work together to keep us alive. When was the last time you noticed the feeling of a deep breath? Your diaphragm and lungs and so many muscles and blood vessels working together to give you the very thing you need to LIVE. The muscles and bones it takes to walk a single step.
So often we get busy and overwhelmed and neglect certain areas of ourselves. Which intricate parts of your body need a little extra love? Would a massage be beneficial to work out the knots you carry in your shoulders? Do you need to finally bring light to a struggle with addiction?
So often, if we let others in to help us dust off the pieces of ourselves we need a little extra love with, we INSTANTLY feel better. Does it mean getting vulnerable and messy? Absolutely. But aren’t we worth taking care of?
We often are afraid to ask for help because we don’t want to be a burden or believe others are “too busy to listen.” But if a friend came to you and needed you, wouldn’t you WANT to be there? Of course you would. So show up. For you. For those who you love. For those you don’t even know need you.