Monday Morning Musings - 3.7.16

Have you ever read something, or had someone read something to you, where you were like, "YES!  THAT'S IT!  THAT IS SO RELEVANT TO MY LIFE LIKE, RIGHT NOW!!!"  

My musing for this week was my reading last week in my yoga classes.  The best thing was that I wasn't even planning on reading this; my eyes just fell to it when I opened to the page I was going to read, the page opposite this one.  My eyes fell on this passage, and I just knew it was what I was meant to read.

The *other* best thing about this is that in reading these passages over and over throughout the week really gets lets each passage resonate with me each day.  Usually, by the time I'm reading this in my last class for the week, I'm choking back tears, because the passage is just that relevant to me.  A student will meet my eyes and mouth to me, 'that is me', or 'so true' or just give me that smile to let me know it landed with them the way it landed with me.  

Without further ado, here is my musing, by the wonderful Melody Beattie.

"Worrying doesn't help.  Our worries haven't prevented one disaster along the way.  At times, the only thing they've prevented is our joy.  Our worries are fear.  We say, 'I will worry and be fearful until things have worked out; only then can I relax and enjoy.'  Our worries are self-punishment, a form of not forgiving ourselves, not loving ourselves, not trusting.  

We may think that worrying helps ward off trouble, but that's an illusion.  Sometimes worrying brings troubles upon us, because we're so caught up in our fear that we don't take the responsible steps we need to take.  By neglecting our lives dues to worry and fear, we may bring needless consequences upon ourselves.

The lesson is trust.  When we're trusting, we let go of our fear, confident that what we want and need will come.  We trust that if what comes appears to be trouble or hardship, we will get what we need to get through that, to.   When we trust, we get peaceful first, before we get what we want, before we see what the future brings.  

Worry and fear are the opposite of love.
Love yourself more than  you ever have.
Love yourself enough to stop worrying.
Love yourself enough to give yourself the gift of peace."

Have a wonderful Monday full of love, happiness & coffee,

~ Heather ~

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