Tag Archive for ‘surrender’

What You Believe Is in Your Body

Oh dear, kids, we have a lot to talk about, and I want to cover two things today. First, beliefs. We think that our beliefs lie in our minds, and they kind of do, but mostly, beliefs live in our body, and in our actions. I’m going to talk about this in a second. Second, patience. Oh. My. God. Things take time. Let me go into that later. So, let’s start with […]

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Fight Like Hell

I met a really good man on a really weird day in my life. He was giving me advice, and he was kind enough not to charge me for it. I noticed he was wearing a ring with a gold cross, so I asked him about his faith. “You gotta fight like hell,” he said, “and then leave the rest to Him.” I laughed and thought about what he said. […]

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Bring It On

One of my major flaws is my desire to figure everything out. I keep trying to crack the code of life, thinking all the answers lie on the other side of some bridge I’m about to cross, if I could only get closer to that bridge. But life is life. There is no figuring everything out. There is only letting go. The practice of surrender is a difficult one for […]

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Holding on

For so long, my yoga training taught me about surrendering, letting go. When I lost a job I loved, I decided it was a chance to practice letting go, that I had to accept things that were beyond my control. But the lesson I’ve had to learn recently is not about letting go—it’s about when to hold on. My three-year-old daughter recently fell off the swings at the playground next […]

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