Neutrality is a lack of tension. And it's a marathon, not a sprint. It's a way of seeing, a reminder of our longing to help, a way to act in our highest and keep asking what else can be done to keep things in a good place.
And we forget all the time. Our minds seem to run away from us, chaos reigns, things appear hopeless, and nothing's really changing. This is our reminder that neutrality lives beneath the surface of all of that; we practice to keep re-arranging our state.
This week, when you forget to be neutral, your work is to forgive yourself, and to REST. To release the tension and let yourself be blessed by the teachings. To remember that your simplest listening grants profound healing. Again.
Yogic Spring Cleanse
Our monthly sankulpa is an emphasis on the Mind-Body Connection. As we welcome in Spring with the equinox on Monday, March 20, we transition from a generalized understanding of this common expression to integration and true "yogic spring cleaning" in our daily life and practice. With a focus on radical self care, clearing away what no longer serves and committing to consistency in daily practice become necessities that work themselves into daily routines.
Focus In Life
I will be far richer for having to learn to hear what my body and mind are calling for— restoration and renewal.
“No one can teach us how to intuitively listen or trust, but the quiet courage to say yes rather than no is close to each of us. It involves holding our opinions and identity lightly so we can be touched by the future. It means loosening our fist-like hold on how we see the world, so that other views can reach us, expand us, deepen us and rearrange us. Saying yes is the bravest way to keep leaning into life.” ~ Mark Nepo
Learning to lean into yes, whatever comes, no matter the circumstance, teaches us to overall say yes to living fully. It’s the essence of what “Om” means.
A resounding— YES to life!
May your life bring you beyond your circumstances as it has mine this month, and happy clearing, cleansing and preparation for the physical, mental and metaphorical growth and change ahead.
Inspired by Melissa Smith
(beautiful teacher & friend with a soul of stars and a heart of gold).
Written by Bridget Prehn