1 week ago
We live in a world where from the moment we open our eyes there are invisible hands pulling at us to get our attention, and oftentimes before we have a chance to recognize ourselves and the things we are grateful for we find ourselves diving into our "hurry up and get things done" way of life. This causes mental stress, body tension, emotional suffering, and eventually, the hustle and bustle begins to affect our relationship with ourselves and everything else we are connected to.
With that in mind, I'd like to ask you to join me in taking a few minutes of alone time and practice letting go.
Our sources of entertainment are asking for our attention, but just for a few minutes shut them off and direct your attention inwardly. Perhaps, close your eyes and place your hand over your heart, but whatever you do focus all of your attention inwardly.
Our bodies are tense from the stress we put it under, from the anxiety we fill it up with, from the caffeine we give it, from the lack of water it gets, from the bad posture we practice, and from the demand to move, move, move we put on it. So, for just a few minutes let's relax our bodies, sit comfortably but with proper posture, relax our shoulders, relax our stomachs (yes, my love, let that belly hang or roll without judgment.), and let go.
Emotions and thoughts come crashing against the shoreline of our minds like waves from the ocean or they pour down us like water from a waterfall, practice noticing them without attaching, practice noticing them without feeding them. Right now, it's perfectly safe and ok for us to let go.
Suddenly, we may experience anxiety and an urgent feeling that we need to get this, this and that done. But we will be able to get those things done in a few minutes. For now, let those things be.
Breathe and let go. Breathe, connecting inwardly, and let go. Breathe and be fully immersed in this moment with me. Let go of the judgment, let go of the expectations, let go of the to-do list, let go of the demand to keep moving, keep going, and be here, one breath after another, with me in the present for just a few minutes.
With love, -T💋