I’ve been struggling recently. Only in my mind of course. That’s where all struggle takes place. Just because I am a Life Coach and am fully aware that I choose whether I struggle or not, does not mean I actually choose not to struggle at times. There are times I know I am ruminating about something and just can’t let it go. Eventually, I get to a point where I just can’t take it anymore, the mind crap has to stop, and I decide I must let this go.
This was completely affirmed in a recent yoga class. The instructor asked what our intent was for practice that day. I internally said to myself, “to let go of what is no longer serving me.” And wouldn’t you know it, throughout the rest of the class she continued to talk about each of us letting go of what no longer served us. Well, I’ll be! Synchronicity in action!
At the end of practice, we lie on the floor face up in a pose called Savasana (corpse pose). This is the time to relax and integrate the practice we’ve completed. A time of rest after we work.
As we all lie on our mats on the floor, the instructor reminded us of this as well. When we let go of what we no longer need, we then have the space available within to allow what needs to come in. Aaaaaaaahhhhh, I sighed internally. Exactly.
I think I dropped my struggle right then and there. My mind relaxed, my body tenseness left.
As always, when I decide to lose the burdens I’ve created in my mind, the heavy stone I feel like I’ve been carrying on my shoulders is dropped, and I physically feel lighter too.
My days have felt lighter since letting go, and I’m allowing what needs to come to show up. I’ve created space for it.
I needed to go through that struggle to learn. To notice it’s presence, experience what it felt like mentally, emotionally, and physically. I had to have that experience to know that it wasn’t working for me. To let go. Easy? No. Worth it? Hell, yes.
Where in your life are you struggling with something? Remember, all struggle is only in the mind.
Of what are you willing to let go?
This reminds me of Mick Jagger when he sings, “no, you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you just might find, you get what you need.”
Then all you have to do is allow…
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