I took my final assessment today with Urban Zen. I was nervous and a little fearful but once I was there in the moment I felt like I was Acting almost. I picked a case study and then worked on a volunteer who portrayed my patient. The most serendipitous thing happened, the volunteer of all people was a fellow yogi friend named Shannon. You could only imagine how some how that felt like a gift from the Universe. I was able to take my test and be supported by a friend at the same time. Beautiful…
This also fed my structural need, the need to helped, supported loved, believed in, cared about, confident, the list can go on forever. It was today that I realized how the layering in of self-care through Urban Zen was designed to do for me and I want to share with you my discoveries so that perhaps you can experience some form of deep Self-Care.
Structural needs are the most evident because it relates to our mind, body and emotions. As I learned in UZ when our Structural needs are met we feel healthy, happy, calm and relaxed. When they are unmet we may feel unhealthy, agitated, unhappy, fearful, and even lost. The needs also run the risk of becoming habitual because they are so obvious, imagine what happens when you shed the light of awareness on them?
The thing to remember about Self-Care is that it is not self-ish, treating yourself to a practice that creates sustainable energy is helpful to all those around you. If your better than they are better, it’s a ripple effect like skipping a rock along a still lake.