Sink into Yourself.

Sink into yourself.  And let it be.

What does that mean?  Well, it means something different for everyone.  And it should.  After all, we are all different from one another.  That which offers up insight and growth for one person may cause strife or aggravation to another.  What brings peace and acceptance, joy and revitalization to my spirit probably looks very different than it would for someone else.  My angst and elation, interests and life experience is that of my own. It is our differences in this life that make the world such a fascinating place.  But it is also our differences in this life that make the world a difficult and relentless place.  And that is the very reason we need to identify those “things” that allow us to sink into ourselves, to reconnect with our primal spirit, to tap into our sense of knowing and once again flow into our own personal rhythm.

When I need to sink into myself, to just let it be, it requires me to pull in, dig deep, reach up and regroup – all at the same time.  How do I do this?  I sit in silence.  I write.  I paint.  I breathe. I beach.  I yogify.  I garden.  I feed chickens.  I cook.  I roll out my yoga mat and I spend time working through asana, opening my heart to the universe, physically lifting my hands to the heavens above, opening my chest up to the sky and with each exhalation releasing the tightness and tension in my physical self, while letting the heaviness, hurt or negativity escape from my emotional self.  Intentionally, I use the breath to push out the funk, whatever that may be on any given day.  And with each inhalation, intentionally I use the breath to pull in the gratitude of the moment.  Breathing in all of the goodness this life, this very moment offers in such abundance.

I sink into myself.

Sometimes the muck, the heaviness hangs around a little longer.  I acknowledge it and know that whatever it is, whatever the basis for this feeling, it is only temporary.

I just let it be.

Sometimes the joyfulness of the moment seems to permeate every bone and every ounce of my being.  Again, I acknowledge it and know that whatever it is, whatever the basis for this feeling, it too is only temporary.

I just let it be.

Whatever you need to do for yourself to sink deep, to reach into your core essence, establish it.  Invest in it.  Work for it.  Maybe it’s prayer.  Maybe it’s challenging yourself physically.  Maybe it’s spending time in nature, surrounded by trees or water or mountains.  Whatever takes you there, visit often.  Peel away the outer layers, those protective layers that hold your disappointment, fear or even your joy in captivity.  Let that beautiful mess spill out and muddle the moment with chaos or tears, laughter or light.  Whatever is in there, let it flow for a bit.  Afterwards you will be like a fine-tuned instrument and your song (or in this case, your spirit) will radiate so much more beauty and authenticity than before.

Sink into yourself.  And let it be.


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