Putting your heart at ease

Putting your heart at ease

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Imam Al-Shafi’i I came upon this quote today. It brought me peace. What a concept. That what was meant for me will never miss me and that what...
Can you greet the challenge without the struggle?

Can you greet the challenge without the struggle?

Right now is a challenge. That’s the truth. My yoga instructor didn’t know this when she shared this thought, but damn, this thought was exactly what I need. Perhaps that’s why last week’s post was about giving up the struggle as well. I am facing challenge. Even more...
I am…. At peace…

I am…. At peace…

I don’t remember where my yoga instructor heard this. I just know I needed to hear it. And hear it again. Breathe in and think, “I am…” Breathe out and think, “At peace…” I’ve been using this pretty much nonstop…well, whenever I can remember. Breathe in, “I am….”...
I am allowed to do whatever the f—k I want…

I am allowed to do whatever the f—k I want…

I noticed it a while back. “Am I allowed to do that?” I’d ask my therapist. “Am I allowed to feel that way?” “Is it okay that I want this?” I noticed it in my work with my clients as well. There I’d flip it, and tell them they were allowed to do, think, feel, try,...
I’m allowing it to be easy…

I’m allowing it to be easy…

Easy is still somewhat new for me. Well, it’s not new, because I remember decades ago when my then therapist told me I could take the easy choice in a situation. It astounded me at the time, because I “knew” that I always had to take the harder choice so that I could...
I’m taking up all the space I can

I’m taking up all the space I can

When I was a child, I learned that it wasn’t safe to take up space. I may not have been specifically taught that – at first – but I learned it nonetheless. I learned to be as small as possible. (And yes, I know I am, have always been, and will always be physically...