What does it mean to die a little? You, like me, could benefit from a check-in from time to time. Does the way you live, think, believe, and behave support feeling the best you can physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? I recently went to an enriching yoga retreat with my daughter. Cristiane, our yoga instructor said, “We all need to die a little bit.” At first, my eyebrows rose in confusion. As I mulled it around for some breaths, it started to resonate with me and made sense. It’s a unique way of perceiving what it means to “let go.”
The action of letting go of old beliefs, habits, notions, limitations, relationships, and anything that holds you back from living your best life is like dying a little bit. You may simply need an update or upgrade to your programming, approach, perception, and/or connection in your world. I challenge you to reflect on the following:
- Do you need to release attachment to an old relationship and embark upon a new association or learn to love being alone?
- Do you need a healthier approach to and relationship with food and exercise in your life? Would an enhanced daily routine serve your health, mind, and body in a more positive way?
- Do you need to learn how to do nothing and be less productive? Is more downtime needed for you or someone dear to you?
- Do you need a career or job change? Maybe it’s a rebirth of self-honesty with what makes your heart sing?
- Do you need a renewed view on self-worthiness and mindset on what you believe about yourself or someone else?
- Do you need a halt to your worries and rebirth on letting be? Maybe you would be best served with embracing the power of accepting what you can alter and setting free or letting die what you have no control over?
Did you resonate with any of these reflections (“it”) or have one of your own? If so, let’s explore the key question of the WHY behind the “it”?
I encourage you to:
- Select the reflection or create your own that gets your attention.
- Write down the reflection (“it”) at the top of a blank page in your journal or on a piece of paper.
- Answer these questions:
- Why do you do or think or feel as you do about the “it” in your current daily life? Try to soul search the why by listing pros and cons of the “it” in your life today.
- How will the “it” breaking free of captivity allow you to redesign your being? Try to look into what life might be like if you allowed the “it” to die. List the beneficial pros of what you might see, feel, hear, smell, and even taste with “it” dying.
- Who will benefit?
- Please write this quote down by Stephen Cope: “I do not have to be a captive of my own life.”
- Create and write down a statement or intention of what you want to let die.
- Create and write down a statement or intention of what you want to rebirth, renew, update, or upgrade.
- Read your “let die” statement to yourself before you go to sleep.
- Read your “rebirth” statement each morning before starting your day.
Take conscious steps to die a little so you can live more authentically and follow your dreams to an updated life of bliss, peace, and joy! As Eckhart Tolle says: “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than hanging on.”
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Health & happiness,
Life & Health Coach
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