Restful Is My Gauge for People and Places

July 12, 2021

Restful Is My Gauge for People and Places


That’s how I want to feel when I’m with other people.

That doesn’t mean no conflict or that things won’t go haywire around us, but if my nervous system doesn’t feel settled with yours, we’re probably not a good fit.

Being around people who are open, grounded, and settled in themselves—and who don’t need me to be “on” or showing up in specific ways so they can feel okay and comfortable (aka, codependent)—has been so nourishing to my soul lately.

I can be quiet when I feel quiet.
I can say what’s true and be met in it.
I can exist without it being taken personally.

And I get honesty and clean energy in exchange for putting the same thing out.

That’s all I want.

That doesn’t mean things are always easy and seamless; it just means they’re clean. And when things are clean, transparent, and real, that’s when both nervous systems can truly rest, and a genuine connection can be formed. That’s when people can grow together in ways that serve everyone, and conflict can be repaired with ease.

Restful is my gauge now for what people and places feel aligned and right.

And I know it’s going to create some serious magic in every area of my life.

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