let go. let go. let go. over and over and over again...for the billionth time maybe?!
what’s so wild is that the practice of letting go actually changes. for me it has gotten sweeter. i can see beyond the limits of my mind seeking meaning, importance, proving myself. all the ways in which i am not enough. and realize that i am deserving of life. i deserve to be here and take care of myself. the service of others, and the security to support myself - while both good things -like anything - can become neuroses. so i have to practice really diligent use of my time on these things, and also simply enjoy life. do you feel me?
initially the mind thinks its the same thing… “oh, letting go” i know what that is.
what i’ve found is that if we stay in it, the letting go muscle, just like any other muscle, becomes stronger and it wants to be used. it’s almost like it goes from trying so hard to let go, to the heart jumping in and reminding - hey! its ok. see yourself. see your light, and also your darkness. let go. and it becomes so much more joyful.
and so over time whatever your mantra is strengthens. the prayer grows. and more is revealed to us.
my teacher @stephaniesnyderyoga
says - we don’t ask or take of the practice. we show up as we are. some days the body and mind feels good, other days not so much. we do what we can, and we offer what we have, and ask with humility, and reverence - reveal yourself to me.
i think that is grace...
do you have a mantra right now? i’d love to know what it is.
If not, what could support you?
its a beautiful thing, just like breath, to turn towards when you feel lost, and use for a length of time like a few weeks or more. let it sink in. .
ps my teacher might say it a little differently of course. what we all take from our teachers i think is based on what we are able to receive in that moment too :)
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