Healing, Life

Treating Yourself with Tenderness

Providing yourself  with a source of quiet can create a sense of calm within your life and in your body, and rejuvenate you.

The last few days have been very noisy. Noise seems to be something that seeps into my being and removes me from being balanced in my life. I have become more attentive to my body lately, and realize how deeply I hold experiences, sounds, touch, etc. Thus, I really am trying to be better about taking care of myself.

Tonight I took my pup, out for a walk after sunset, in a light drizzling rain. And I became profoundly aware of the quiet all around me. There’s something really peaceful about the night, especially at twilight. It has always been one of my favorite times of my day. There is something about the world getting ready to go to sleep that feels me with a sense of gratitude and peace.

As I walked I opened myself to this peaceful quiet and let it soak into my bones and flow through me (even the rhythm of my footsteps calmed me–moving our bodies in a repetitive motion is calming—think of rocking a baby).

I am feeling this sense of quiet deep within me, and I take it with me even as I walk into the hustle and bustle of my home life. I let myself feel it within me–and being connected to my peaceful self creates a boundary around me–separating me from the chaos, even though I am in it. My body does not soak in the noise this time and I feel whole.

What brings you a sense of calm/quiet? Are you good at allowing yourself to experience calm when you need to?

May you become more deeply aware of your body, and nourish it with calm and quiet. You deserve it!

Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
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6 thoughts on “Treating Yourself with Tenderness”

  1. I love this post :-). I’ve recently become aware that I very rarely experience true silence. I have the radio playing in the background nearly all the time. This post is a great reminder for me to make more time for silence. And it’s so true that you can carry it with you. And be an ‘ocean of calm’ no matter the circumstances. Love & blessings, Meg

    1. I know what you mean, about needing to create silence. I have to be mindful about it myself…I think that’s why the experience of the walk at night was so profound for me. Have a beautiful and blessed day! Erin

  2. Ahhh, you know that tenderness is on my heart and mind lately! I so love this post. I too find tenderness in silence, in the quiet. And I find that out of such quiet, a strength rises.

    1. I too love sitting on a hillside…one of my favorite places is up in the Mountains..not somewhere I get to go often, but I always love being there. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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