“Sometimes you have to travel to the edge of yourself to find your center.”
(Buck Ghosthorse, Lakota Elder)
Feeling centered, calm, empowered — these are all states of being that each of us have within. The key is to recognize it and appreciate it when we are there (at our Center).
AND we need to know how to return to center when we are at our edge.
Traveling to the edge of ourselves is many times the best way to truly know who we are at our center.
What does that mean, traveling to the edge of ourselves? It means acknowledging and experiencing our fears, shames, guilts, or our inner chaos.
Why go there? Our edge builds our character as we return to our center with a greater sense of ourself.
This is only one perspective of the quote from Buck Ghosthorse. It may mean different things to different people. What does it mean to you?
Another interesting perspective is this: what if your edge is the calm, empowered place within you and your center is the fearful, anxious place you live in? That would be something to investigate with Body Talk. It can sort out your edge and your center and clarify what you may need to find within you.
Body Talk is one powerful way I check in and return to my center. Getting out of my head and into my body by dancing is another way I find my center.
Often times our mind lingers on the edge (fear, anxiety) and once you move your body, your center is found. Try moving your body to Ghost Dance by Patti Smith Group.
Plus, I’ve got an essential oil recommendation for centering yourself. All the information is below.