This is the season of letting go. A season of releasing, surrendering, and shedding. The leaves have let go. The harvest has let go. All of the earth is letting go, surrendering, shedding weight. Releasing the fruits of the seasons...good or imperfect.
Before we all get swept off our feet and into full force holiday mode, just take a day, a morning, a few moments to mirror what is happening in nature. Go to a yoga class. Take a nice long walk in nature. Enjoy a hot bath. Cozy up with your journal and a cup of tea. Just reflect.
What do you need to release in order to be fully present over the holidays? What do you need to let go of in order to find peace, joy, and gratitude? What do you need to surrender in order to feel a lightness in your heart?
Let go of those things that no longer serve you. Let go of those thoughts that only cause you pain. Let go of resentment. Let go of control.
Release and feel only gratitude.
Find a quiet spot and a comfortable seat. Gently close your eyes. Feel the inhale at the tip of your nose. The warmth of your exhale. Breathe deeply. Complete the sentence "I am grateful for___________ ." ten times (or more!). Let a sense of gratitude warm up your insides like a cozy cup of tea.
Feel, and move, and breathe from this warm place of gratitude this holiday season.
Much, much shanti--
Much, much peace,