Being someone who has dominant yang energy in nature, this has been a very challenging thing for me to find comfort and ease with.
I still have my moments, and life certainly requires that, where I have more force, but I have certainly come to appreciate the ability to surrender, to allow, to flow too.
That which is meant to be will stay, will remain or will always come back like a yoyo.
That I have recognised.
And regardless of how much force, want or will we give it, if it's not meant to be, it just isn't.
And that which is will come to fruition quicker and easier if we do surrender, have grace and let go of the resistance.
Love, the word love I’m surrounded by daily. Amen, but it wasn’t always that way. Although it was there through support family and friends I wasn’t sure I’d find the true meaning of what love meant, until one day after countless acts of working on myself, believing in myself and loving me, did I find just that standing so innocently in front of me. Love has been coming up a lot recently. Hardships heart aches of conversations I have had recently. Well, I was there. My past was a little hard, I loved so hard, tried to help, never worked on me just others. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea of what love was really about, until finding ME began. Started realizing respect for myself, gaining more control of me, loving the person I am. And one day I gained enough confidence to say that I truly love you. You have been a blessing in my life! I deserve a human like you and you deserve a human like me. I can offer that love and pure space of safe love and life. You know who you are babe! Sometimes we don’t know at first, some take years to meet their match and some just hit it right on the button in high school. Love is support. Love is understanding. Love is forgiving. Love is respect. Love is communication. Love is passion. Love is work. Love is giving. Love is compassion. Love is easy. Love is hugs. Love is fun. Love is kisses. Love is who you need to find inside. Feel your heart, what do you need. Do that. I love that I found love within myself to be able to find love outside of me. Life is more beautiful when you love you. #love#doyoga#meditation#giveyourselfspace#openyourheart#haveboundaries#belight#letgo#goeasyonyourself#beyoualways#pureheart#loveislove#itwillbeokay
“Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think.”
Simple concept. And sometimes difficult to take the time to do. This photo is from my Vision Mapping/ Meditation Retreat this past weekend. Check out our workspace backdrop! My system is all about writing ✍️, sharing, being accountable, and measuring. Oh.... first comes the Vision! The results if followed and practiced are astounding! 🙆♀️
Project complete! Downsized and curated my wardrobe to a point where each category fits into a single small drawer and I don’t have a single article I won’t regularly wear. Clothes are a weird thing for me. I used to be very skinny and I loved wearing anything and everything. I loved buying new clothes. I loved wearing costumes. Thirty pounds later, and I hate clothing. I always feel uncomfortable, lumpy, too loud, sloppy. It’s been a real journey figuring out how to both express myself and also flatter this new body. I think I’m in an okay place now, finally. #sparkjoy#minimalist#letgo#movingon#alsomovingliterally
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♥𝓛𝓪𝓪𝓽 𝓳𝓲𝓳 𝓶𝓪𝓴𝓴𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓳𝓴 𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓿𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓷𝓭𝓮 𝓰𝓮𝓫𝓮𝓾𝓻𝓽𝓮𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓼𝓮𝓷 𝓛𝓸𝓼? ♥ Misschien zeg je no-problem maar voor veel mensen is dat niet heel eenvoudig.
Als je je tot de tweede groep behoord ben je wellicht een controlfreak, en heb je moeite met loslaten. Door in zo’n kramp te leven, loop je serieus het risico op stress, burn-out of chronische vermoeidheid. Laat het zover niet komen. Een mens kán immers zijn eigen leven niet volledig bestieren. Sterker nog: dat hóeft helemaal niet.
De kern van leren loslaten is:
Het accepteren dat het leven niet altijd gaat zoals jij wil, accepteren en realistisch onder ogen zien dat je niet overal de macht over hebt. Als je minder wanhopig naar die macht streeft, kun je je meer overgeven aan het toeval. Dan sta je meer open voor het onverwachte en geniet je volop van alles wat het leven je wél biedt.
Hoe bereik je de toestand van ontspannen vertrouwen die bij loslaten hoort?
Met behulp van twee parallel lopende sporen:
Denken en Voelen
Denken: gebruik je om onder ogen te zien wat er werkelijk aan de hand is.
Voelen: je intuïtie, gebruik je om datgene over jezelf te weten te komen wat je niet kunt beredeneren.
Wat wil ik nu echt? Wat is goed voor me? Die vragen moet je af en toe maar een beetje door je heen laten gaan.
Dat lukt het beste als je ontspannen bent bijvoorbeeld tijdens een Yoga Nidra sessie want dan is het makkelijker om tot nieuwe inzichten over jezelf te komen. Als je denkt hmmm ik heb toch best wel moeite met loslaten 😬. Dan nodig ik je uit voor een masterclass loslaten! Schrijf je in voor een Yoga Nidra sessie en laat los!
Accept your past for what it is. Forgive those who have wronged you and learn to let go of all the anger, pain and suffering. But also forgive yourself for any mistakes you’ve done. Because if you choose to hold of to those negative thoughts you are only hurting yourself and no one else. You deserve happiness and the way you achieve happiness is by letting go and choosing to be happy. My favorite saying- let it make you better not bitter. #forgive#loveyourself#choosehappinnes#letgo
Every time I go to a new place, I have the opportunity to embrace the new. I’ve never been to Sri Lanka before and I was super curious two months ago. Before I arrived, I had an idea about this country. Some things matched my expectations, others didn’t. I embraced the things that didn’t and I automatically embraced so much more. It’s a place full of miracles. Today is my last day and I will leave back to Germany in a few hours. It’s time to let go of beautiful sunsets, surfing, people, rice and curry and 1million other amazing things. Letting go always makes me feel heavy but I also try to embrace this. It’s like breathing in and breathing out. Both necessary, because if you only breathe in, you will also choke. So let’s embrace both, breathe out and make space for the next breath in. #breathe#embrace#letgo#meditation#love#liebe#lettingo
STOP CREEPING PEOPLES SHIT THAT DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO BRING TO YOUR LIFE ANYMORE!! Let the people that were holding you down go and watch how high you soar! You deserve to have that weight lifted off of you! Tag someone that needs to hear this and follow me here: @psychogf__@psychogf__
Yes! Read below. It rings true for me and probably will for you, too!
Reposted from @thevoluptuouswitch - Eclipse Season makes very clear the NON-LINEAR nature of time. January 5th’s Solar Eclipse was like pushing the START BUTTON... yet here we are deep in a sea of MEMORIES, PERSPECTIVE ON THE PASSAGE OF TIME, awareness of AGING, a sense of PROGRESS, and perhaps even REGRET of what has been. .
The LUNAR ECLIPSE on the 21st is bringing a lot to closure, especially some of what has taken center stage since August 2017. It is time for some of that to die. RELEASE, GRIEF, ENDINGS, OUTGROWING what has become too constricting — these hurt. And they also allow us to live FULLER, RICHER lives, and to become more aligned with our HIGHEST GOOD. .
This is a big LET-GO. And that is common just after NEW BEGINNINGS! We inevitably see some PASSENGERS along for the ride that we realize can’t go the DISTANCE with us. Maybe those are particular BELIEFS. Or relationship dynamics. Default reactions or assumptions. There are things that don’t belong in our FUTURE. So we are tasked with changing our relationship to those people, places, and things so they can live their TRUTH and we can live ours. .
This is a good time to embrace THE SPIRAL. To accept that healing and growth and learning are not linear. To HONOR the reflections, reminders, and realizations even (especially) when they make us cringe. .
Facing what is, without running from its essence, is what let’s us LOOK THE WORLD IN THE EYE. You deserve that. To be unfettered as you go about doing your hard and SATISFYING work in this world. .
Please go to sharsmith.com/blog or facebook.com/purposefullyawake for my latest blog post - Facing Your Shadow Side. Here is the intro: Life can be difficult and painful and we do whatever we can to keep going - which means at times we need to repress aspects of ourself so we can cope. We are even taught to do this as children. We want to fit in with the tribe so we change our behaviour to please those around us, tucking parts of who we truly are away into our subconscious mind. 🌚
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Be ready to say goodbye to every single person in your life and every single thing. Nothing in this life is for certain and I’m finding that relationships are more unstable than belongings. Don’t get attached. Feed your soul through the experience. Then let it go. If this time next year that same person or thing is still bringing you joy, then you are blessed and cherish it. Chances are...they aren’t. Chase the feelings. The experiences. Not the thing or the person. Make YOURSELF happy. #simpleandessential#soulfood#freeyourself#freeyourmind#letgo
"Seven things every child needs to hear: I love you, I’m proud of you, I’m sorry, I forgive you, I’m listening. This is your responsibility. You have what it takes to succeed." Sherrie Campbell, PhD
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Hey guys! Andrew here ✌🏼 I realized I haven’t done a proper introduction: I’m Andrew, a nearly-30 Arkansan who’s traveling the world. Yep — quit my job, living life how I want to and it’s honestly? AWESOME. I haven’t posted in a few days as I was traveling from London and getting acquainted. Enjoy a couple snaps I grabbed my first couple days in Amsterdam❤️💛💚
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What we let go of is who we are. What we leave behind determines how present we get to be. We try to control until we reach a breaking point where we can’t. Yes, we do our best and yes we show up; but never control. We must distinguish that very thin line between knowing when to push and pull. I let go of the past and keep only what serves me. I embrace the present as it is and look forward to the future because I know what I’m investing in. I’m not exactly where I want to be but exactly where I should be. I see those that seem to have it all under control and from where I’m standing they don’t seem quite as happy as I intend to be. I have been lost but found. I was weak until I was reminded of my strength. I’m imperfect and always want to be because striving for perfection is inevitable suffering. I’m awake and therefore aware. My truth is mine and mine alone. It’s our job to heal, grow and bloom into whatever is right for us. I love you. I love me and I love what is. Keep pushing and keep creating the life that feels right for you. What we let go of is who we are. ❤️❤️❤️
Reminder 16 - This is a hard one, so go slow. We have lots of Dreams. Some times they shift into Goals. Unfortunately, dear one, many of these will not be attained in the way you so carefully designed. 😡🤬😠😢😭 Holding on to those - "What Ifs", "Might've beens", "If Only", and "Why didn't I?" - only weighs you down. Each one weighing a ton. How can you expect to fly that way? 🧙🧚🧞 When you encounter those situations, take a few moments to examine it. Really think about what would have happened if you had taken paths not chosen. Would you have all that you have now?
The best advice? "Let it Go" - Elsa