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Letting Go and Moving Forward

Cory Muscara






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Letting Go and Moving Forward

In this meditation, we'll explore what we might need to let go of in order to step into the next, more empowered stage of our life.

Let's start by finding

a comfortable posture.

This could be sitting,

lying down or standing.

If it feels okay to do so,

you can close your eyes.

And we'll take one deep breath together.

In through the nose.

And slowly out through the mouth.

Inviting your body to relax.

The jaw can be at ease.

The teeth don't need to be clenched.

You can let your shoulders

drop an inch or two.

And relaxing the hands on the belly.

We can never force the body to relax, just

as we can never force ourselves to let go.

But we can make it an invitation and we

can create the internal conditions for

relaxation and letting go to happen.

And so one way we do that is just to

communicate to the mind and the body that

there's nothing you need to do right now.

You're safe.

You don't need to defend yourself

or be any other version of

yourself and who you are right now.

And see if you can feel something

soften in your mind and your body.

A decompensating, perhaps.

As you connect to and feel

into the reality of what's

happening in your life right now.

Any sort of difficulty or uncertainty.

Is there a sense of holding on to control?

Or holding onto the way things were.

Or the way you want them to be.

See, if you can feel that part within you,

that's gripping, that's still holding on.

Just invite it to relax a little bit.

It doesn't need to let go fully.

But if you imagine it as a hand that has

a tight grip around something, can you see

and feel that hand softening just a bit?

Creating a little more

softness, gentleness.

And as you soften that grip,

can you also feel how some of

the tension starts to ease?

To hold on is to create tension.

It prevents us from meeting

this moment as it is right now.

From moving fluidly with our life,

like a river moving through the forest.

Just relaxing into what is here now.

Letting go of the fight.

And as you do, can you show yourself

that you're still here, you're

still safe, you're still okay?

Let's take one more deep breath together.

In through the nose.

And out through the mouth.

And when you're ready, you can

allow your eyes to open again.

Great job.

I know this is tough.

But as you go about your day today,

see if you can practice this quality

of relaxing into the moment as it is.

Softening the grip around

how you want things to be and

meeting the moment as it is.

Thank you for your practice

and I'll talk to you soon.

Take care.

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