Many of you know I am a yoga teacher as well as owner of Gillian Inspired Designs. The two often cross paths, as would two very friendly neighbors. In a recent yoga class, I encouraged students to release any feelings of chaos in their lives. I emphasized the notion of "giving permission" to themselves, because I know, some individuals tend to thrive in hectic environments. These individuals may have developed an unhealthy relationship with creating emotions such as drama, fear, anger, or sadness, which they feel gives them a sense of purpose. I have seen it in students that the attraction to chaos, fighting, drama- is connected to a sense of emptiness, lack of self-worth, even uselessness.
It’s crucial to let go of such chaotic emotions and allow tranquility to take their place.
As a child, how do you remember feeling during the holiday season? Some of us recall experiencing a sense of excitement, wonder, and magic in the air. This may be due to a lower degree of expectations or responsibilities. Other people grew up having lost loved ones, or had strained relationships with their families, or who simply felt lonely during this time.
I encourage you to create some control, to take responsibility for your actions, to sit back and watch, and then move with care. Take a moment to consider the emotions you would like to experience and the manner in which you'd like to present yourself when spending time with loved ones over the next month. If this was your last holiday season, how would you envision it unfolding?
Remember that it's essential to prioritize peace above all else. Accomplishing your tasks is important, but it's equally crucial to acknowledge that not everything may be completed. And truly our sense of purpose comes from a loving place where we self care, and listen to our own intuition for what we need to be supported in all that we do and say.
The great poet Rilke once stated, “Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Avoid chaos by allowing yourself to remain in a calm and patient space, to wait for the answer you seek rather than surrounding yourself in chaos and drama.
It’s been a while since I wrote a blog but I am back and have so much to share! It is my goal to bring you some insights in learning how to respond rather than react in your life. I want to hear from you. What did you think of this recent blog? Let me know.
Send me a note at email@example.com with subject: your blog
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet, Chaos to Order, Living in Peace, Getting rid of drama