There are so many trees with exposed roots near the creek. Years and years of erosion from the water running through has taken their soil down toward the Potomac. They line the shore, standing strong and firm even with their roots exposed for the world to see...but even in their strength and firmness, there is a vulnerability, there is an element of susceptibility in their exposed roots.
I was thinking about those exposed roots the other day while I was walking. It brought to mind a phrase I heard sometime ago...a while ago I heard the phrase “raw spots” when referring to those areas in our lives where we are just more sensitive than other areas. We all have them, right? Those spots, those issues that might make us bristle and jump to defensiveness even when the other party doesn’t mean us harm. Those spots that might cause us pain in ways that similar issues might not cause us that same pain.
Perhaps we can see those exposed and raw spots and spaces and be gentle and kind to ourselves in them. Perhaps we can notice them without judgement. Because perhaps as we notice them and see them in a non-judgemental kind of way, perhaps they will become a little less raw, a little less exposed.
Dear friends, if you have some spaces in your life that are feeling a little exposed right now, I hope you can be gentle with yourself in those areas. I hope you can see your “raw spots” and treat them with love, kindness and understanding.
Have an amazing week dear friends.
Krista is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She has an online studio with all sorts of different class types!