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Taking care of ourselves is taking care of others…

What’s up by Claudia Pellicori for COCOONERS N° 10

This article was first published in Cocooners N° 10

Taking care of ourselves is taking care of others.

It may seem a contradiction, but it is what I have learned.

When I sleep and eat well, I do physical activity, I nurture myself, I am much more capable of contributing to my family, to the organizations — teams — groups I work with. When I have clarity about who I am, what I care about, in what I believe, everything is more in harmony.

States of mind are contagious and if I feel good, those around me feel good. When we attend to ourselves by developing our minds, taking care of our bodies, giving space to our emotions, attending to our spirituality, we are working to reach our full potential as people.

This is a responsibility towards ourselves and the entire world. Living mindfully means catching problems before they become big, it means paying attention to our inner voice, a voice of intuition and deep wisdom.

Living by listening to ourselves allows us to perceive what is going on in the world, what happens around us, seeking deep understanding of people through our emotions, thoughts, physical sensations.

This is key to being in connection with Nature, because in Nature nothing exists alone. And we are Nature ourselves!