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Make your life sweeter
Lighten up in heavy times
Find Your Middle Ground

When we are going through stressful and difficult times, the mind tends to join in with worry and anxiety about the future. Life becomes heavier with each passing thought. It’s all too easy to get caught up in fortune telling and catastrophizing, when things are out of our control.

What IS in our control is what we do when we recognize our inner state. Anxiety is a natural reaction to when things are out of our control. When we recognize this, there is a choice. Do we continue to let the mind take over and create dis-ease, or do we focus our mind on something else?

Getting out of our heads is the best gift for our sense of balance and wellbeing. With yoga and meditation we focus on our breath and our bodies. Snuggling a pet, dancing and going for a walk in nature, work too!

Lighten up and fun, make life feel sweet again.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life πŸ’›

28 comments on “Haiku – lighten up

  1. does taking a nap count too? πŸ™‚

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  2. If we could take all the worry from a stressful mind and converted it to energy we could power the world 50 times over…but alas, something gets lost in the conversion dear lady. But as you have just said, that change to free the heart and mind to release all that just requires a change in the way we approach it. Great post Val πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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  3. Great image and a beautiful poem and message, Val. Hope you enjoy a day full of lightness. πŸ™‚

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  4. Amen to that! ❀

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  5. β€οΈπŸ™

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  6. Uplifting words. Love the adorable photo selection.

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  7. This is a very helpful reminder. Do what brings lightness and joy in any given situation. Worry is such a misuse of our imagination.

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  8. ogaraderrick

    Great information. Thank you for sharing ValπŸ™πŸ’™

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  9. When I notice stress, tension, anxiety, dis-ease in my thoughts . . . I mindfully disengage, stepping “back” into the role of detached observer, allowing and receiving.

    As I make the shift, a small smile surfaces and I sense the peace and joy within. Namaste.

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  10. Loved your uplifting words, Val. And getting out of our head is the best gift, I agree. πŸ₯°

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  11. Yes–lightening up–to be trapped within the mind-world can be hell. xoxo

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  12. Lot of wisdom here Val. Thank you.

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  13. Love this Haiku. Meditation is my go to! Just published my first haiku on my blog here. Please let me know your thoughts and perhaps follow me? thank you x

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