Back at it this week with an updated intention and fun playlist. This week consider the following:
To recap: Breathe in all the things that bring you joy, all the things that serve you - as we talked about last time. Hold your breath. Breathe in a bit more air - puff up your lungs more than you think you can.
You have no more space. So, identify something, one thing or two, that no longer serves you. And breathe it out. Let it go.
My Aunt executes this strategy in a less yogic way that I’ll take the opportunity to share now. She puts her troubles, fears, people she’s not getting along with, etc in what she calls “God Bags”. God Bags live in the freezer. You are not allowed to think, worry, or fret about any of the contents of your God Bag unless you are holding it in your hand. If one of the bags’ contents crosses your mind (say in the middle of the night), you have to get up out of your nice warm bed - and go get it. After a few nights of doing this, you stop thinking about it. Trust me/her. Moving on.
That thing is no longer part of you. It is in the past. You are the sum of your current parts - more positive and self serving than you were a moment ago. Hold onto this. Focus on this feeling. Keep it with you until the end of your day. And through tomorrow. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
How can you highlight the things that bring you joy - the things that serve you - and bring them to the forefront of your daily life? What kind of practices or routines can you put into place to make space for them? There will forever be the to do list. But. What the life you ultimately want to lead will only become a reality with focus and intention. Be mindful. Get there. Push through. Revisit what you breathed in, ignore what you left behind, and make space for what is to come.