A meditator is both an artist and a warrior
Now we can take one piece of paper on which you listed all the conditions of happiness you have. And another piece of paper, find somewhere to sit, and make a list of everything that is entangling you, everything you need to let go of - includingyour ides about happiness. Just naming what you want to release will make you feel lighter. The more you can let go of, the more lightness and freedom you will feel.
''Letting go is the action of heros''
Joy in life is not dependant on grasping or holding, but to remember that what we hold on, to hold us. When life shifts suddenly, our instinct is to hold on even tighter. But it would also the good time to learn the art of letting go.
Sometimes the obstacle to our happiness is not something we can cut through or let go of easily. A deep feeling of sorrow or despair may establish itself in our hearts, and we need both the fearlessness of warrior and the skill of an artist to transform it.
Today we can use Ujjayi Breath: The Breath of Victory during the meditation
Sit comfortably, hold your hand up to your mouth with the palm facing in.
Take a deep breath in, as you exhale open your mouth and breath onto your palm as if you were trying to defog a mirror.
The whisper sound you make by narrowing the throat is ujjayi
Now close your mouth and trust the sound, hear the sound throuh the back of your throat, like the breath of deep sea diving.
Keep breathing in and out through the back of your throat as if you were breathing through a straw
'' Without a though or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear
She let go of the judgments.
She let go all the right reasons
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, just let go
She let go of all the memories that held you back
She let go off all the anxiety that kept you from moving forward
She let go all the planing and calculations about how to do it just right
She just let go
Like a leaf falling a tree, she just let go. There was no effort
There was no struggle
It was'n good and it was'n bad
It was what it was and it is just that
And in the space of leeting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face''
From Safire Rose, ''She Let go''
Letting go is the great practise that we can practise it oftenly through meditation, yoga or journal writing.
Enjoy the meditation and feel free to share with me any feeling or experience after this guided meditation and yin yoga practice. Much love and gratitute. XO