noun, plural ca·thar·ses [kuh-thahr-seez].
the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music. Medicine/Medical. purgation. Psychiatry.
psychotherapy that encourages or permits the discharge of pent-up, socially unacceptable affects.
discharge of pent-up emotions so as to result in the alleviation of symptoms or the permanent relief of the condition.
Just me and the water, and it felt beyond amazing. I let my brain go through all its thoughts without any judgements or harsh words... and then it too became silent. That's when I laid my head back and just breathed. Long, deep, body filling breaths and then released.
I breathed in the steam, feeling the warmth go through my body.
I breathed in the earthy aroma of frankincense and felt my body relax.
I felt the clean water moving around me, like the gentle sway of a boat rocking.
For a while, everything melted away. And in that sweet gentle silence, there was nothing. Completely nothing. A delicious space of .... tranquility. I laid there like this, in this almost other worldly state for quite some time. It seemed like an eternity yet wasn't long enough when I did finally open my eyes. But my heart was filled with gratitude. Gratitude for the tub I lay in, for the water and salts that cleansed me, for the chatter of my mind that waned into silence, for my brain sending the signal to open my eyes, for the long deep breaths I inhaled and exhaled...
Self care, it's a beautiful thing. It is absolutely, positively, 100% necessary. Without it we become bogged down and blocked up. Miserable even. And that's just no way to be.
But when we listen to the internal pull and nurture ourselves in whatever fashion we feel called to, we free ourselves. Free ourselves from the shackles of endless mind chatter, from the densities we carry within, from all the shit we know doesn't serve us or do us any good.
What's the lesson?? Take a bath. It'll unfuck your life.
No, but seriously, follow the pulls you feel within. I ignored them several times in my life and after a period of time shit blew up. The pull I've felt for a long time now has been to slow down. To take it all in. To enjoy, let go and let flow. And most importantly, to love and care for myself. I neglected me for so long, too long and I wound up seriously hurting myself. Take it from someone who knows, take time for you, it's exactly the catharsis you need.
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