Our feelings are real. They’re strong. And they’re as diverse as we are. They’re quite often uncomfortable. AND they're not going anywhere until we work with them.
Last night, I had the most incredible experience: I did yoga blindfolded - and it blew my mind! These are the words I couldn't wait to write after the experience.
In the words of the Buddha, Everything vanishes.
In my dad’s obituary, I wrote that he was "probably the nicest man you’ve ever met." Someone told me I should have never written "probably" because Marc Butler was undoubtedly the nicest man he’d ever met.
In yoga, there's a concept known as "releasing into." It's what we aim to do when we get into poses that are uncomfortable. We focus on breathing and "send the breath" to the places we feel tension and discomfort whilst trying to settle in beyond the resistance. We can apply this same concept to our lives.
Women apologize a lot. And often for things out of their control or which frankly aren’t offensive. So I’m waging a bit of a one-woman campaign against unnecessary apologies amongst my girlfriends.