Grey MatterMonday, April 04, 2016
"it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundation of home within myself, that I found there were no roots more intimate than those between mind and body that have decided to be whole." ~Rupi Kaur
The war between our hearts and minds is a constant one. It is one of the most universal, lifelong battles that we will continue to face and overcome. This is a battle that is applicable across the board, whether it is regarding career choices, relationships or friendships, or any other point of action that might change the course of our lives. We will constantly have that pull between heart & head, veering us towards our ultimate decisions and life choices. These choices make up who we are; who we've chosen to be.
Through each of our choices, we expose a little bit more about ourselves. The same can be said of our choice in clothing, how we decide to put ourselves together for the day. You can be as many as a million different people in even a day, dependent on your outfit or your attitude.
This look is a bit more exposed than I might normally choose to be on a daily basis, as are the contents of this post. The battle between head and heart has been most relevant for me the past few days, as I've had to take some time to be a little selfish and make decisions to better my quality of life. As we've always known, many times the right thing to do and the easy thing to do are not in alignment. We're also taught that being selfish is wrong. Though this is a generally true statement, it is not 100% correct. At times, we do have to be selfish in order to take better care of ourselves and to better tend to our hearts and minds.
When we take some time to be selfish and tend to ourselves, we are not only benefitting ourselves, but those who are in our lives as well. Only when we are whole and feel complete on our own, can we truly better serve those around us. This is a lesson of significance which is often overlooked.
Lately my collection of bodysuits has had an intense growth spurt, and I just had to work one in for the blog. This grey piece with cut-outs was a gem I found on Love Culture and just had to grab up right away. I kept the light hues going with my light blue, distressed denim cutoffs and added just a touch of pattern with my leopard overcoat. Finally, I tied it all together with my favorite ankle-high booties from Ego.
My challenge to you all this week is to set some time aside to tend to yourself. Really weed out all the unnecessary things in your life, anything that might be holding you back from truly feeling whole or at one with yourself. There is never enough time to take care of you. Oh yeah—please note that my posting may be a bit sporadic with all the events coming up, but be sure to follow me on social for more updates (i.e. for Coachella)! 'Til next time... xx