There are a lovely group of women that meet at our office. They are a tribe - a support for one another. It is my belief that we all need that in our lives. Those who are cheering us on. I love these ladies. I want them to feel joy. We wrote on balloons those things we were letting go of - perhaps a belief about ourselves that we were going to not believe any longer, perhaps a guilt for something that we were going to let go of, pain that we were going to say good bye to. I understand it is not simply that easy. This process becomes a start - an intention to do so. After the group finished, I had one additional session. Following my last session, I took a moment and asked myself what I needed to let go of. I couldn't think of anything in that moment. (Keep in mind, I had just had an amazing yoga session to do so). Cricket and I let the balloon go on a beautiful, crispy cold Winter night. I felt gratitude for this process. Perhaps, I let go of the desire to see the yellow balloon float to the sky. I knew it was and that was enough.
Some possible affirmations to embrace:
My life is a success.
I am at peace with myself and my life.
I appreciate the wonder of my body.
I release the need to criticize others.
I give myself permission to acknowledge my feelings.
Do you have an affirmation you incorporate into your day?
Side note: Shannon and I ran 8 1/2 miles this morning. It was cold and icy outside so we ran on an indoor track. New experience that we embraced and had a great time. I love her and this experience. (My legs feel a little different on the subject.)