12:35pm | Lunch finished. | Toddler occupied for a moment...
We all have them. Just because they are quiet does not mean they are not there. They are always with us. For a toddler, they are the first thing present in any given situation.
This can be taxing. Living life with emotions front and centre most every moment. At the same time, it can be very enlightening. What kind of freedom in the self does it take to say: 'This is me, in this moment, right now. This is everything I feel on the inside and I want it out.'
Society calls this 'weak', 'frustrating', 'control yourself'.
Toddlers call it 'communication', 'self-expression' , 'learning'.
How do I remain strong in my emotions while weathering the storm of another?
Know oneself. Do not be ashamed of the needing to unload, look at everything and wail.
Find places that are safe to wail and be relieved.
MIND: Take mental/emotional breaks from the dailies once a day. (zone out at least once)
BODY: Savour meals at the table.
SOUL: Enjoy decorating for Christmas.