What Are Your Filling Your Container With?
Good morning everyone!
Today I want to talk about something that is on my heart.
This is a new perspective, a new way, of looking at your body that I want to give to you.
Think of yourself as a tool that the world needs. Yes, the world needs you.
Your service to the world is important, and your being in the world is important.
I love this visual, of imagining my body as a container. When I heard this, from Gabrielle Bernstein, I immediately imagined a container I have in my own kitchen. It’s a tall, see-through container, with a blue lid.
When I believe that I am of service to the world, I desire to give my very best. This means that I have to be conscious of what I am filling my container with: my thoughts, my beliefs, my food, my actions, my words, my bitterness, any negativity, etc.
I have to ask myself what I want in my container, and then I have to be imagine what that container would look like.
For me, I would want my container to look like this:
- full of love
- full of kind words
- cleaned out of any bitterness
- full of forgiveness
- full of healthy, vibrant foods
- cleaned out of anything that doesn’t serve me, or the world around me
- filled with foods, thoughts/beliefs, and actions that give me energy, a flow, and happiness
- empty of things that drain me, exhaust me, and make me feel heavy
- full of gratitude, generosity, a willingness to help, honesty, and service
- listening ears, an openness to receive, and empathy to hear others
- a non-judgemental filter right at the opening
- I would want my container to overflow with good
Sometimes, I feel like my container looks more like this:
- a listening ear
- healthy foods
- foods that don’t serve me
- love for others
- a limit on love of others
I could go on and on… I know, some of that seems negative, and it is, but I am only being real. That container, at times, can feel really messy. It can feel up and down, as you can probably imagine.
The good news is looking at the container which I would like to have is possible for me, and possible for you. Of course, it won’t always be perfect – but you can constantly correct it. Happiness and love are choices. We choose our thoughts, we choose our actions, and we choose our beliefs about ourselves, others, God, the world around us, etc. We choose to be open, or we choose to shut down, and put up walls.
From my first list, I know the things in my life that create a well-filled container:
- Daily Quiet time
- Choosing love
- Deciding to let go of fear
- Eating more vibrant foods
- Consuming less meat, dairy, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol
- Doing things for others
- Choosing to be helpful
- Choosing to listen
- Having a non-judgemental filter
- Exercising to enhance my mood and creativity
- Having someone to look up to
- Expressing myself
- Accepting myself
- Allowing myself to be real
- Allowing myself to feel sad
- Moving forward
- Being conscientious of myself, and others
- Filling my life with things I enjoy
- Talking to others, and really learning about them
- Being selective of what I choose to fill my mind with
- Being grateful for my body
- Being grateful that I can choose what I keep in my container
- Being grateful that I can let go of things that drain me
- Being grateful that I can choose to express love in any area of my life
- Being grateful that I can choose which thoughts I can accept
- Spending time with the people I love
What will you fill your container with? When you visualize your container, what does it look like? What does it currently have inside of it? What would you like it to have? What things can you do to create a well-filled container?
I hope that this post speaks to at least one of you, because if it does, then I have done what I came to do ♡
Daily eats are coming this week, I have had other things on my heart the past couple of days.