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Joyous abandonment


I want to talks about ruts, you know those times in your life (days, weeks, months ..) where life feels incredibly heavy or difficult. It seems you have gotten hit with everything all at once and you are considering drowning your sorrows, or running for hours, eating the whole sleeve , okay two sleeves, and none of it, not a single coping mechanism makes this rut you’re in any shallower.

Your movement away from this is what actually keeps you there longer. And if you’d like you can continue this pattern of self defeat, spinning in circles of frustration or anger… O you can see this de-railed moment of life as joyous abandonment.

This moment serves as a time for you to let go of old. Old people, old moments, old memories, old clothes, old parts of yourself. You are living in a moment that is asking you, pleading for you, to expose your sores, your hurt, your stuck in a rut mentality, air it out, and move forward with the feeling of gratitude for liberation.

So, you, the one moping and frustrated, the “work sucks” “life sucks” people… Can you shed it? Are you courageous enough to let go of the old and make some room for the new? Gone is the moment to wallow in self pity about things that no longer serve you. Here you are in this world to be alive and free and you are the only thing limiting this from coming into being.

Find your very own joyous abandonment.




Imagine being on the swings at the carnival. This is fun for you. The central trunk raises up the bucket seats and you begin rotating. Slowly at first, but the swings gain speed and quickly you are feeling the rush of air between every part of your body. Your fingers feel the pressure of the air’s force and straighten slightly. And without a warning, your seat lets go of the ropes. You are soaring in the air, seeing the ground and all of its order. There is an eerie feeling but also one of freedom as you soar through the air with an uncertainty.

In our days, we want to find the ground, order means comfort, habit.. Something that ensures us of our roots. But let’s also see the liberation from letting go of being sure.

As we grip tightly to our lives orderly ways and habits, remind yourself it’s okay to let go. You may be uncertain, and your destination is unknown but isn’t that the real beauty of life?