Our society has ‘evolved’ but are we really evolving or just getting brain overload?
Mental health is being compromised as we try and juggle our many roles and manage all the technology in front of us. More of us are suffering from anxiety and depression. Our communities are dissipating as we become more au fait with forums and blogs as opposed to face to face communication.
People hide behind emails and texts, saying things they would never say to someone’s face. We are in a tornado of overwhelm unless we learn to administer love to ourselves and take stock of what is out of balance.
What if the true medication was slowing everything down and taking a step back to re-evaluate. To sense our being, to observe our breath.
There is a tendency to search for a solution outside of ourselves but this only creates separation. What if the solution is within? Something so simple that is enormously healing. Yes, really.
Embrace Your Essence is all about this simplicity, the relinquishing of seeking and just spending time in being. The invitation is to embrace who you are with simple presence, the essence that is already there without having to do anything complicated.
A nice practice to do is to welcome in time each day to simply sit and allow the stillness to permeate your physical body. Breathing, observing and allowing whatever comes up to arise. Give space to it, it is coming up to be released.
The longer we push away emotions that we feel uncomfortable with, the more ingrained and distracting they become. Allowing yourself to sit, breathe and let these sensations move through you will bring about a sense of deep peace. In time. Not with just one sitting. Every experience you have will be difference.
Your medicine is to return time and again to sitting, day after day, breathing and to be with who you truly are.
This post was written by Kirsty Norton. Kirsty started practicing over 20 years ago. Svadhyaya, the practice of self-study, has taught her that in every moment, we choose our inner state. She brings this teaching into her classes to empower her students. Her aim is to design her state, be well-rested, work hard, remain always a student, stay vulnerable and lead by example. Kirsty is a proud ambassador for Wellicious and has been published in Yoga Magazine and Elephant Journal. Find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.