How does a person in recovery move through the world?

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Let’s just call it. Things are still uncertain.

We’ve come through a lot, individually and collectively, we’ve faced things, run away from things, and changed things individually and collectively.

We’ve seen the world change around us; actually we’re seeing it change around us. I think it’s fair to say that we’re still to a large extent riding the Le Monstre Corona-coaster, experiencing hope and despair, exhilaration, and fatigue, sometimes all in one day.

We’re looking around at our semi-normal lives and wondering why we aren’t jumping back into life with the same enthusiasm we had for things BP. (Before Pandemic).

We’re wondering why things seem more like an effort than they used to.

Getting to the beach perhaps wasn’t exactly what we’d anticipated it to be and it may even feel like a grey cloud has started to settle in with very little hope of sunshine. And if you’re living in Munich, this is not even a metaphor :-)

If you are not feeling any of this, we are all delighted for you and assume that you are making the most use of all the sessions on offer at The Conscious Lab :)

Instead of providing some encouraging words to make the clouds go away, or to paint a silver lining around the situation, we’re offering a suggestion for a different approach.

And that is to treat yourself as though you were in recovery. (Because you may actually be in some kind of recovery).

Yes, Recovery, with a capital R, like as in from an illness, or the like.

How does a person in recovery move through the world?

  1. Expect less of yourself (it’s fine)
  2. Move Slowly
  3. Eat properly
  4. Sleep Enough. 6 hours is not enough.
  5. Do small things that bring you joy
  6. Spend time in Nature
  7. Get a Dog :-)
  8. Speak to people that genuinely care about you
  9. Do Yoga
  10. Meditate
  11. Do nothing and Don’t feel guilty (go on, I dare you)
  12. Have a massage

It’s from this place of care that the clarity we need is more likely to come, in order to process what is happening individually and collectively right now.

Going Slow is not a failure, recovering isn’t a failure, recovery is necessary to rebuild with new insight and when we are ready to jump back in with all our force, it will be with a different awareness, a different consciousness, perhaps having learnt a whole lot of useful stuff that’s better for us and better for the world around us.

Going Slow is not a failure, recovering isn’t a failure, recovery is necessary to rebuild with new insight.

In an effort to provide more support with sessions that encourage Slowing down, we’re introducing 2 new sessions this Week by a brand new coach, Kunal Joseph.

Kunal is an exceptional yoga teacher originally from India, living in Munich. He is the quintessential yogi who truly lives what he teaches. We are thrilled to have him join The Conscious Lab and the knowledge and practices he will share in his uniquely humble and often humorous way.

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