Short reflections on lessons from my life experience.
“With an undefended heart, we can fall in love with life over and over every day. We can become children of wonder, grateful to be walking on earth, grateful to belong with each other and to all of creation. We can find our true refuge in every moment, in every breath.”
– Tara Brach
With the new moon, cast out your darkest secrets so that the world may see the light shining upon you like the glowing face of the moon, craters and all.
Over the last couple days, I’ve been facing some of the deepest fears. It has honestly been rough! I try to be as transparent as possible with my students and clients but sometimes forget to be balanced in my writings and reflections.
Though I prefer sharing my ah-ha moments of gratitude and encourage positive thinking, sometimes life is shitty and I become so worn down that I feel like giving up. Due to my previous past with existential breakdowns, my low points are super intense and unrelenting. Thank goodness! 😜
Even though I don’t like going through these mini deaths and it can be very scary to those around me, I’ve grown to appreciate these tough times killing off the parasitic paralysis that plagues my mind and fuels my ego. It’s during these heart to heart moments with my shadow side that I begin to see what’s holding me back and what needs to change. Right now, it’s my perfectionism.
Brene Brown has taught me a lot about my toxic relationship with perfectionism and how to move on to healthy striving. It all made sense to me conceptually for a while but this new moon has made me acutely aware of how much I still need to let go of in order to find balance from within.
I often find myself wondering when or if I’ll ever be able to settle down and focus on one thing. I often get frustrated at how my life seems to be on repeat and how I can’t seem to get ahead. Tonight, it became so clear to me that I can and will level up if I can accept doing my best as enough and learn to move forward with my life rather than resetting.
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