All things follow a cycle: creation, maintenance and dissolution. Nothing is exempt from ending. Everything ends. When we allow ourselves to honor this phase of the cycle, we free ourselves from the burden and impossibility of attempting to control everything, and we open the doorway to newness. We allow our lives to evolve, improve, refine and expand. When we deny destruction as a necessary phase of life, we are saying no to change and growth and possibility. But letting go isn't easy. We hold fast to the things that we imagine to be essential, that we cling to for comfort, that we think will make us happy.
So many women that we talk to say things like, "I want to go back to how I looked 5 (or 10 or 20) years ago. I want my body and my life to be how it was before." But we can never go back. And thank goodness. If we are constantly trying to go back, we can never really appreciate or enjoy our current circumstances, and we can never welcome improved or simply different versions of ourselves. We can never fully love ourselves. When we cling to an image of our past selves, thinking a return to that way of being/looking will make us happy, we immediately limit our capacity for happiness, not to mention our capacity for presence and our openness to new possibilities. We are saying no to the natural cycle of all things. We are resisting life.
I created the art piece pictured above prior to joining on with Tara for Love Body. It was something I envisioned as a symbol for my business. I jokingly called it "The Center for Circular Living and Comfort with Uncertainty" or CCCU for short. I intended to help women embrace and navigate the natural cyclical nature of life and all of the uncertainty that arises within that. And in a way, that's what we're doing.
No one knows what the future holds; but, we do know what is holding us back. And we can courageously release those things and allow the dissolution phase of life to do its natural work. We're here to help you with that process. Whether or not you can join us for More Love: The Yoga of Letting Go, we are here to support you in your beautiful and ongoing circle of creation, maintenance and dissolution.
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