MAN IN THE MIRROR

MAN IN THE MIRROR

Today I am:

Fatigued. Consumed. Enervated. Spent. Exhausted. Consumed. Weary. Humbled. Expended. Naked. Raw.

But, I am also:

Open. Available. Cognizant. Aware. Conscious. Observant. Grounded. Alive. Awake. Receptive. Willing.

So yes, I’ve been doing some yoga. A bit. Tad. Small amount.

Small as about… sixty hours of practice between last Wednesday and today. Ow. I mean, gulp. Okay, let’s be real, I mean ow.

I just spent the last five days deep in self reflection and practice during the first round of yoga teacher training with some downright amazing human beings. Our experience was incredible, and unlike anything I’ve done to date. Words cannot adequately express how very much I learned, felt, and processed during that time (although that fact certainly won’t stop me from trying to articulate it anyway. . .).

Although there is much I could share, there is one particular part of the experience that is genuinely worth offering- creating a declaration of surrender.

During our practice, we spent some time considering and identifying that which was holding us back. Of sorting out what is preventing us from growing, and of what we are willing to let go. Once examined and clarified, we considered the potential that lay ahead, the power just on the other side of discomfort. As such, we each then made a commitment to ourselves, to our futures, to our growth, and shared them with each other.

So, as a part of my commitment, to hold myself accountable, and in an effort to share that which my teachers taught me, I am presenting my list. Listen up, Universe, shit just got real. It’s go time. Game on. Let’s do this.

I am letting go of correction. Now it is possible for me to teach with connection.

I am letting go of that which I have lost. Now it is possible for me to gain.

I am letting go of permanence. Now it is possible for me grow.

I am letting go of quantity. Now it is possible for me to have quality.

I am letting go of those who and that which drains me. Now it is possible for me to be full.

I am letting go of that which doesn’t serve me. Now it is possible for me to be in balance.

I am letting go of expectations. Now it is possible for me to be at peace.

I am letting go of perfection. Now it is possible for me to be and have enough.

I am letting go old habits and patterns that stand in the way of change. Now it is possible for me to progress.

I am letting go of guilt, regret and doubt. Now it is possible for me to appreciate my present.

There it is,  is my baggage, in print.  May my load be forever lightened.

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