Following up from yesterday’s post about self-care and how it functions to allow us to properly take care of our loved ones, here is a lovely quote by Rumi:
“Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow.” – Rumi
How many times are we giving from the depths of our well? Our circumstances will often dictate the amount that we have to do in each given day; our jobs can be stressful and overwhelming, we may be in charge more in the planning and organizing of the household, we may have convinced ourselves that we don’t deserve to have a full well.
But that is where the fullness is; the overflow is the abundance piece. That is the part that we want to give from. Self-care is not selfish; it is a necessary, actionable choice we make.