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Swaha… Or LET GO

18 Apr

In yoga, there is a term for making conscientious efforts towards your goals while, simultaneously, allowing for non-attachment and ease with the resultant outcomes of your pursuits.


Because really– we do NOT have control.  Not of the universe.  Not even of our morning coffee.

I was reminded of this when writing a letter to my friend A.  Too often, people can seem daft– even the well meaning ones!  And, it is our nature to feel hurt.  Misunderstood.  Un-heard.

In cases of (mis)communication:  How do we not take things personally?

What if it’s not about us?  What if every communication has a back-story… (HINT:  Every communication does have a back-story!) simply due to the fact that we are living our ‘story’.  I mean aren’t you?!!!

Does yours have wishes and happy endings and CLARITY too?!  😛

Abstractly, I TOTALLY get this.  I get how communication might as well be bird-calls sometimes to very untrained human ears.

Translated:  It’s never about us.


But, what about when it feels like it is personal?!  How do we swaha that and return to clear intention?  How do we stop fighting the whining birds?!

Sidenote:  My mother used to accuse me of “whining for the birds” and I guess it stuck!

My swaha:  As some of you know, I’m opening a business.  And, most people have the MOST generous, kind, lovely supporting offerings.  And, some don’t.


And, honestly, probably none are really about me.


It’s been helpful for me to remember to try to take nothing personally.  Because, even if it’s not business time, life is personal for each of us.

How do you say SWAHA in bird? 😛


Stop Dreaming

21 Mar

When I was younger, I wanted to be everything.  Doctor, princess, president, mother, lip-stick inventor, monkey (true!) and ballerina.  In one lifetime of course.  Because I didn’t know who I was.


For a long time, this over-dreaming, was COMPLETELY appropriate for me.  And, fun!  It allowed me to imagine.  It allowed me to grow.  Up.  It allowed me to continue to move forward.  Towards living MORE lives.

And, isn’t that the point?!  Ultimately, shouldn’t we surrender to living our dreams?  Can we stop dreaming long enough to relish our life?

Now, I do not mean this in a fatalistic way.  I mean it in a BE PRESENT AND ENJOY WHO YOU’VE BECOME way…  Because once we ‘know’ (ha!) ourselves isn’t it best to ‘live’ ourselves?

Or, there is always the spy option… 😛

Truth:  Often, we dream when we are unsatisfied.  When we are experiencing the ‘this?‘ is my life moments…  When we stray from our values.  When we settle.  When we believe ‘this‘ might be it?!!!

It’s NEVER it…

I’m just saying.

But, notice that ‘this’.  Get close to it.  And, maybe start dreaming.  (Again).

Maybe you are dreaming…  GREAT :).

But DO DO.

Dreams are springboards to dive into living!  Fertile fun.

Especially if you dream of being a monkey too!