AwareNow: Issue 7: The Return Edition

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PERSPECTIVE & POETRY BY MARY DAVID

RETURN TO THE MOMENT FIND THE WINS IN THE SECONDS

“There’s no time like the present to find your way back to the moment. Awareness Ties Official Ambassador, Mary David, reminds us to maintain a sense of self in each second and evert moment with power and strength.” - Allié M. We are in a defining moment in history. The struggle with defining periods in our lives is that they often do not feel monumental to us moment by moment, especially when we are in them. This is particularly true today, where every day has been seemingly repeating itself. For those who struggle with anxiety, low self esteem, or pressure from the outside world to fit a mold that feels foreign or suffocating, these moments can trigger a return to old habits that hinder rather than heal. It can feel almost comforting to go back to world views that left us stuck – simply because these have weighed on us for so long that fighting back feels like it takes inhuman levels of strength and power – ones that our reserves just cannot accommodate. This is why it is so critical, now more than ever, to guard our hearts and minds from negative life forces – self defeating thoughts and words, inhibiting social media accounts, toxic personalities – and return to any and every space, thought or idea that fosters self-reliance, resilience and empowerment. Return to the truths we try to teach our children and somehow forget to apply to ourselves. Return our minds to a space of grounding and wholeness, even just for a moment – because the battle is won in the moments. Every time we say yes to loving ourselves, affirming our worth, to pushing back what we know hurts – we are succeeding. Every second counts. This is how we can and will overcome the darkness of now – and return to ourselves, to society as victors, overcomers, and warriors ready to take on whatever our world looks like today and in the future.

CIRCUS AN ORIGINAL POEM BY MARY DAVID

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