The pressure is on... to get things done, to share when you don't feel worthy, to communicate something difficult, to figure out how to feel better, to alleviate the overwhelm and make a decision... to not take things too seriously and give yourself permission to enjoy life. I share with you a few powerful, actionable quotes.
When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off. --One of 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age.
I heard my 16 year old son saying this several times the week before we went away for winter break - dare I say, it was his mantra for the week - and he had an overwhelming amount of work to get done with an unreasonable amount of commitments to manage. He started, and he completed.
When you want to learn something, read about it.
When you want to understand it, write about it.
When you want to master it, teach it.
This quote changed my life. It gave me the permission to teach when I didn't feel I was good enough.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice. --Rush song Freewill.
Decide to choose intentionally rather than by default. Overthinking is just your ego wanting to keep its current job as head honcho. Your ego exists to be your servant, not your boss.
Choose the wellness approach over sickness; build your life rather than fight your life. It's easier on the wallet and makes for a much better quality of life that is both healthful and on your own terms. It puts the power back into your hands and cultivates self~ love and authority.
And yes, allow yourself to enjoy life. In Ayurveda, one of the 3 tenets of good health is BLISS. Because without it, are we truly well?
Pressure? Let it out, make a choice, start, and enjoy the ride.
With love, grit and gratitude, Savitree
Treat the next person you talk to as someone whose trust and respect you wish to earn. This means you won’t take them for granted, nor make any assumptions based on “they should know…”
That person wants to be treated like a human being, and all human beings want to be seen, heard and understood. What if you could gift them this experience?
Here’s an exercise:
Go in to your next interaction without any agenda but to be fully there. Take an exhale, surrender into that moment, look at that person with genuine happiness to be there with them, smile, and say, how are you, or ask any real question, and truly want to know.
There are no thoughts running through your mind on how you will respond or what you wish to say. Just listen intently because you care. This is your opportunity to really see the other person. As well as yourself.
Make eye contact. Let the breath respond while they talk.
If you feel so compelled to interrupt, offer a solution, or talk about yourself, even if it’s something related to what they were saying… first ask yourself, what is your need? What are you hungry for? Can you hold back for now to be the fulfiller? Can you stop your thoughts in your tracks about what you will say when they’re done? Can you trust that you will have something worthwhile you say later if you do that? Or will this be about you? You decide. Compare and contrast how it feels to interact this way versus another.
Holding space for someone like this, even upon saying hello, is a good skill to cultivate. Try it with a client, a friend, your significant other, co-worker, family member, anyone. You may find that you get a lot more back in return, and you will learn a lot more about them (as well as yourself), in the process.
by Savitree Kaur
Kundalini Yoga Quotes:
“I’d never felt anything like it; it was just an opening of energy and a feeling of such liberation.” -Marika Bethel, owner, Glowing House