Im a freak of lists, maps, drawings and writings of my insights, thoughts, ideas, dreams and experience in my practice of Ashtanga Yoga and life. Occasionally, I’ll go back there, read them through to have a reference to where I’ve come and how I got there.
I noticed, it sometimes happens that I write around what I really want to say, feel and need to do.
One of those “things” is LETTING GO.
Im not going to write an article about HOW TO LET GO IN SIX STEPS.
Id just like to share, what I figured.
- It can be all sorts of, not only elements that are tangible, rational and easily visible: thoughts, self-talk, dreams, delusions, pattern, pain, people.
- It takes time to acknowledge. It needs to dwell within and be felt in order to get clear about what is what: For example: reality is what is and not the delusion on my mind; a pain, that Iv overcome; a dream that doesn’t fit anymore in the current vision of life. FEEL it!
- Letting go arises consequences and a sense of a white space. You may call it emptiness but I prefer white space. Often, these consequences and this white space of unknown are the ones, that cause anxiety, insecurity and a feeling of not belonging and being protected.
- To know the vision of my life is essential: It helps me to surrender to the white space and let it fill with what servers best in this current phase. I find a good balance between action and surrender.
- Courage and Curiosity are my great helpers to dare and take the leap: Courage makes me actually do it and curiosity inspires my joy of engaging and exploring a new phase of my life.
- Be gracious and grateful: how I say good bye is more important than the first moment, a thought occurred or a friend stepped into my life. The way of saying Good Bye truly reveals the dynamic of a self-talk, pattern or connection to a person. Letting go is as much as saying no to it as it is to say YES to myself and that Id love to do with respect, compassion and kindness.
So, the other day I wrote me “Letting Go List” and very much felt without ground after. Lots of white space. Actually Im quite scared floating in it. Great thanks to my personal Ashtanga Yoga practice. It keeps reminding me, what it feels like to stay present in a position and just feel my breath and observe what thoughts, emotions arise. Without judgement. Without attachment. To then act upon my inner truth simply move on to the next pose. (If it was so easy ;)).
Gradually, Ive began to enjoy the white space and used it wisely to go ahead, to engage deeper in life and my work, to enjoy and feel adventurous, ambitious, young and open.
An inspiring amount of wonderful reasons here, to write, draw, map your own “Letting Go List”! Share in the comments below, what you feel its ready to let go, why and how you did and are going to do it!
Summer is here! So, enjoy it with its lightness and sweetness of freedom.
Talking about lightness:
In August Zion and I will be travelling for two weeks.
My Summer Teaching Schedule is from
22-26 & 28-31 August from 7:30a - 12:30p
Group classes at Yoga Lisboa will resume in September 2017 with a new schedule.
Drop a line and reserve your private session! Im looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you wholeheartedly for your loyalty, trust and joy! I cherish it and it keeps me exploring, growing, changing and loving.
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An unforgettable summer.