Everyone can be happy that I’m back in my yoga practice, because then the instructors can inspire me and I can hopefully inspire you.

The inspiring reminder I received in today’s practice? How much can I let go?

Recently the universe – and the people within it – has offered me reminders of how uptight and intense I can be. Thank you all.

I know it makes sense that I can be that way. I’m pretty sure it was a survival mechanism. But it’s a survival mechanism I don’t need any longer.

How much can I let go?

Recently, also, I’ve noticed the tightness in my body and my spirit. I don’t know how to describe the way it feels, except that it’s pent up energy that needs to explode. Sometimes it does, like jolts through my body when I’m sitting still and calm.

So I went to a cranial-sacral massage therapist, and let’s just say the energy released. And released. And released.

As it went, I reminded myself to let it go. And let it go. And let it go.

How much can I let go?

I can stop caring about things that aren’t really important. I can stop trying (again) – and again, and again – to get it all “right” and “perfect.” I can let the energy and tightness and uptightness flow out of me, and not need it to return.

We can define ourselves by our coping mechanisms. I can continue to define myself by my tightness and uptightness.

Or I can choose not to, and I can let it go. I can let it all go.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, and please share this post with others if it resonates with you!

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