Haiku – be your best

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Aim to be your best
When best is letting it go
Find Your Middle Ground
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So often in life, we are expected to strive to be successful and achieve our goals.

Yet, it’s easy to become attached and driven by them,  to the extent that we no longer enjoy or appreciate life.

In becoming attached, we become prisoners.

What do you need to let go off, to truly be your best?

Inspiration – Letting Go of the Past

 

“Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

Such a powerful statement.

The mind often gets caught up in the past so much that we are filled with feelings such as regret, anger or shame about what has happened. We may feel stuck, or unable to get over the event.

When this happens it starts to color how we see the world. We start filtering how we interpret the world around us based on those feelings about the past. We identify so much with what has happened to us, that we cannot separate ourselves from the event.

We tell ourselves that its the event that keeps us from being happy. Yet unhappiness comes from our inability to come fully into the present.

Holding on to those thoughts about the past, prevents us from fully appreciating the present moment.

The first step to letting go, is awareness that something needs to be let go of and released. Sometimes we may not even realize exactly what it is, but we sense that we are holding on to something.

The second step is to bring our attention gently into the present moment by focusing on our breath and becoming an observer. To help you become present, please follow this link.

When we find a state of presence and inner balance, we can let go.

* Haiku – right and wrong

head held high

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It’s time to accept

the need to judge and be right

makes life somehow wrong

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Let go and transcend

Find grace in the aftermath

Embrace the unknown

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 Yet be true to you

Live your vision and values

From your Middle Ground

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* Haiku – don’t try to let go

let it go - let it be

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Don’t try to let go

Relinquish and let it be

Find Your Middle Ground

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When we “try” we create constriction rather than opening.

Letting go can only happen when we stop trying and allow things to settle.

If there is something you are trying to let go of, instead of trying, take time to pause and notice what comes up within you.

Notice the tension and breathe into where it is in your body.

Allow this flowing breath to release the holding.

No need to try.

Let the breath move through you deeply and calmly.

In this space everything can simply be.

 

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* Inspiration – Sitting and Feeling

 

sitting in nature

“Sitting in quiet and stillness and just being in a state of openness gives you a clear opportunity to watch what happens internally when you stop judging your experiences, when you stop judging your mind for being busy, or you stop judging yourself for having a particular feeling.

You don’t try to get rid of the feeling.
You don’t try to get rid of the mind.
You just let go of your judgment.

You let go of trying to control the moment. For a while, you surrender into what is.”

~ Adyashanti

Sometimes we forget about this gift that we can give ourselves.

May you find your middle ground today.

Haiku – let go

letting go

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Let the outside go

Lighten up from the inside

Find Your Middle Ground

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