You are Resilient – Allow your heart to break

When we practice yoga, when we connect consciously with our breath, we re-conect to our bodies.  We come back into the feeling center, which is absolutely necessary for any real substantial change to happen.

It is not that we don’t care about what is happening in the world,  like the degradation of our environment for example.  We do.  We are just scared to feel pain, so it is easier to disconnect and avoid the possibility of what even the thought of pain may do to us.

Feel the pain.  You will be okay.  You will come out on the other side stronger and with more wisdom to offer.  We need your wisdom and what you have to offer.

Pain is not the problem, it is how we react to the thought of pain.  I challenge you to just be with your pain.  Whatever it is.  See if you can allow yourself to be with it, and notice what happes.

We numb ourseves with food, alcohol, sex, shopping, and let’s not forget pharmaceuticals.  We are in the midst of an enormous opioid cisis, all because we are running scared from the mere thought of pain.

It is okay.  Joanna Macy asks us to allow our hearts to break.  She says, “The heart that
breaks open can contain the whole universe.”

When we allow ourselves to feel what needs to be felt, the feeling will pass.  As Pema Chodron says, “We are the sky, everything else is just the weather.”

We are so resilient.  Allow yourself to be resilient.

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HA-thentic Power – What is it?

After a couple of years back in the states, I fell even deeper into I began flirting with the idea (or actually), maybe actively pursuing would be a better way to describe – a professional businesswoman life.

Dressing the part, receiving the promotions & bonuses & of course, buying the house with a 3-car garage & a pool by myself…

Whoa! What was I thinking?

That’s the problem. I was thinking too much & feeling too little. Numbing through business, wine & gossip.

So, I made a shift in companies, walking away from a big private office & taking a pay cut aiming to align myself more with my values & passions.

But it followed me. It haunted me. Be better–Make more money–Travel more–Work longer hours–Drink more wine–Feel even less.

Sometimes the circumstances we think will be perfect in every way turn out to be a terrible fit & we move even further out of alignment & away from integration. These experiences are/can be the toughest because our EGO will fight us HARD on this one to actually let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

It is a stripping away. A stripping away of titles, of offices, salaries, benefits. It is a stripping away of social acceptance/approval. It is a stripping away of denial.

And when it’s all peeled away, we are standing with ourselves in an open sea of possibilities. This, my friends, is what true freedom feels like.

This is home & we get to decorate it in any way that suits us. We are the creators of our experiences. We just have to make a choice.

I choose to create. I choose to create a bountiful, abundant & radiant life. I choose to honor myself; to manage myself.

Sometimes I wonder. I wonder what the future will hold & where I’ll decide to grow. But then, I come back to the present moment, allow myself to feel & know that I am exactly where I am supposed to be at this moment.

I take a deep breath to breathe it ALL in & savor this gift (that’s why we call it the present) & let it all out with a great big, satisfied HAAAAAAAA! ❤

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Beginner’s Mind ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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“Everyone has a desire, but the desire to transform one’s self; to transform one’s affliction, suffering, in order to get free and help other people and change the word, that is a good desire.”

“If we have fear and despair in us, we cannot do anything to help remove the suffering in society.”

“When you have understanding of your own suffering, compassion arises in yourself, and you know how to transform your own suffering. And with that you can help other people do the same.”

Without a community, we cannot go very far. Let’s work together to form a Healthy Community. To approach our challenges with compassion and non-violence.

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May you find the peace and happiness inside yourself and share the same with all beings.

Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Free.