Mindful Moment for Teens Sunday, February 5th 4-5pm Registration Required Click HERE “I’m Totally Stressed!” If this sounds like a familiar phrase coming from your teen, you are not alone. Our teens are feeling anxious and stressed. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 20% of kids aged 13–18 live …
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Do you trust yourself? How much validation do you need to make decisions? How honest are you with yourself? Reflect on the last big decision you had to make or the last time you were verbally challenged? How did you feel afterward? How ruffled were your feathers? How unsettled were you? I’m not talking about ego here, I’m asking you to think about how you felt below the surface of the ego. When you walked away, when you hung up the phone, or went to bed were you present, settled and at peace, or disturbed, frustrated, angry or numb? We all occasionally need validation in the form of support and comfort. This, I believe is human nature, but sometimes, indecisiveness and doubt get so much in the way that we stifle our voice and in doing so we give away our power right along with our confidence. This is dangerous! I truly believe that we already know the truths of our lives and when we’re honest with ourselves, and take the time to look and listen the answers to our questions are revealed to us. We might be afraid of what action to take and it might not be the time to “do” or “not do” something, but knowing is the first step to unfolding our actions appropriately.
As your inner voice becomes louder through your mindfulness work and begins to assert itself into your actions, you’re gaining a confidence that is hard to explain but will be felt. Each time you “feel” this confidence creep up on you, don’t doubt it, recognize it and own it. Trust your wings! Hold your space and don’t let em’ take you down!
See you this week.
NO CLASS THURSDAY FEB. 11th.
Working With What You’ve Got!
I go back to this quote often because it’s such a great reminder when I am feeling stuck. Whether I’m feeling limited by physical strength in my yoga practice, emotionally in a relationship or even creatively in my writing. The only thing I can do is continue moving from here, from this place. I can build strength steadily and slowing and keep showing up to my mat to practice. I can keep writing, jotting notes and continue paying attention to create a fertile ground for inspiration. But if my 40 years of life have taught me anything, it’s that forcing strength leads to injury and forcing inspiration grows frustration. I truly believe that we are all perfect, whole and complete in the moment we’re in. Your determination, hopes and dreams are manifested as you live each day building upon the day before. Paying attention, making mistakes, learning lessons, asking questions, and listening to your intuition and following your heart are what drives us toward a fuller more beautiful life.
So, today, do what you can with what you have where you are and TRUST in the Universe, God, or your higher self, and relax. Everything is in order.
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