In my last post, I spoke about how Kimberly Johnson said that being in a Zoom group was practice for being together in real life. She also mentioned that self care was only necessary because of what is lacking in life (my interpretation of her words).
That idea really hit me.
If our lifestyles weren’t so “busy,” so disconnected and so sedentary, we would not need meditation, trauma healing and bodyworkers.
If our relationships with people were more healing, soothing and complete, we would not be seeking therapists, coaches and healers to repair our broken souls.
If our “work” wasn’t so economically driven, disconnected to what we love to do and so sedentary, we wouldn’t be seeking side hustles and passion projects (yes, it can be a form of self care), using plant medicine and traveling to faraway locations.
What would life look like if we didn’t “practice” self-care and instead, lived it everyday? What systems in our world have to crumble in order for that to happen?
Have we gone too far into this version of existence to be able to create one where we no longer need to meditate because we live in a constantly present state? Or one where people are trauma informed and do not harm one another without repair? Or a world where we move our bodies naturally and not in repetitive, unnatural motions that require intervention?
If it is achievable, it will definitely not be in my lifetime. Though I think it is one of the worthiest goals to contribute towards.