Photo by Dean Ravenscroft
"Nothing in nature blooms all year." #bloom is my word this year, it does not mean I have to be " on" all the time.... it's a natural organic process... no forcing.
I am learning that letting go is a part of the process as well. Constant striving leads to burnout and losing #connection to the #magic of the journey, puts the focus on the end goal instead of "the now". It pulls me out of #alignment with my desires... the accomplishments lose their true value.
Constant striving leads me to impatience, perfectionism, steals my joy. Suddenly I feel trapped, not #free, not #wild but overly calculating and controlling. This kind of constant tension leads to all kinds of pain and distrust.
My core desired feelings are compromised. I have to come back to them and reacquaint myself with what they mean to me and FEEL them. I have had to loosen my grip on HOW things are supposed to go, accept that #blooming isn't constant.
The beginning of the answer is on my yoga mat.. in the form of Yin Yoga. A practice of letting go (no muscle 💪contraction at all). It is not a relaxation practice.... you must find stillness at the edge of your discomfort so the deeper tissues will release. For a get-it-all-done kinda girl like me, the challenging is allowing myself to stay still (for up to 5 minutes).
Honestly, this sounds like what I need to do in every aspect of my life. The precursor to the #bloom.🌸
So what have you learned at this mid-year time?
#howdoyouwanttofeel #shelovesherlife #knowyourwhy #goddessing
Sharon MacGregor is a Certified Holistic Health Coach & Yoga Instructor and Licensed Desire Map Facilitator Her own success combating depression, and the symptoms of perimenopause with yoga and nutrition has led a realization that we can make our lives into whatever we want, whenever we want. She creates programs to help women build self-confidence and embrace life after 40 with optimism. Her retreats and workshops combine yoga+nutrition+coaching. You can join the conversation on her private Facebook group Upgrade Your Life. You can find out about working with her at www.sharonmacgregor.com.