Today’s Lesson


Get out of your own way.

It’s the first day of spring. A good time to plant new seeds in your life. (And by your, I mean as well, my.)

  
I think a common problem we all may have from time to time, is getting in our own way. 

Maybe we get scared, over think things, aim too high-too low, whatever. Self-sabotage? Yes. It’s a thing.

Let’s take this moment together then, right now, and pause a minute or a few, however long you need, and contemplate.

Where are you feeling stuck in some way? Like you’re not making forward progress?

When we can feel our way into those spaces, and sit quietly with them, we can begin to see when and where they started. Meditation is great for this. 

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When we still ourselves enough, the heart and mind can begin to settle, the emotional waters still so we can all the way to the bottom, down there in the mud and muck. 

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Then we can see which roots are lotus roots (wisdom) and which ones are some invasive weed (noise/suffering).

This takes some time and patient practice. And self-compassion. But it works. 

So today, on this first day of spring, won’t you join me? Together let’s pause and examine so we can build together lives of greater happiness by planting something really wonderful and rooting out a few weeds. 

Let’s get out of our own way. 

I wish you well. And I’d love to hear how it goes if you feel like sharing. 

Namaste,

Hillary IMG_0141

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Author: Hillary Johnson

Improvisational documentary and fine art photographer.

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