by Melody Beattie in Journey to the Heart
Come back to center, that place in you that is still, calm, quiet and connected.
Your center is a place you can trust. It connects the body, mind, heart and soul. It connects truth, your inner voice and the Divine. Your best work comes from there. Your most loving times comes from there. Your insights, awareness and guidance come from being there, at that place, Your best decisions and finest moments come from that place.
Your center is a place that is quietly confident, unassuming, spontaneous and free. It is gentle and kind, but has the power to defend instinctively against attack.
Your center is a place that is naturally joyful and at peace. It is accepting, nonjudgmental, and it channels the voice of your heart. It knows perfect timing. It knows the rhythm of the universe, the rhythm of all creation and it delights in its connection to that rhythm.
If you must leave your center to learn a lesson, feel a feeling or experience something new, do that. Take all the side trips you are called to do. But come back to center when you’re done.
And go to your center first, before you go anywhere else.