A wise person remains centered enough to let go every time their energy shifts into defense mode.
A rookie keeps protecting their ego. Round and round we go.
It doesn’t matter what others do unless you decide it matters to you.
There will always be something to disturb you.
Relax, release and let go
I’m staying centered through a daily practice of meditation, strength training, hot yoga and exploring Zhan Zhuang . . . A step-by-step method of exercising by standing still, in poses which burn fat and tone muscles without strenuous exercise.
To stand like a tree and bend like a reed in the wind
This notion of staying centered, pairs well with learning how to say no. As in hell no.
I’m starting with saying no to defending and protecting my ego.
While also saying no to . . .
- Wasting energy on worry
- Ruminating over past problems
- Concerning myself with anything that doesn’t upgrade my life
- Buying into short gain temptations
- An obsession with planning over doing what needs to be done (no to procrastination)
- Repetitive behavior that doesn’t serve me well
- Lowering my standards
- Fretting about the future
Today’s meditation brought up this little creature. A porcupine guiding my way today.
Are you interfering where you shouldn’t? Take stock and retreat. Allow others to walk their walk with aplomb and dignity. Making their own mistakes is integral to their own personal growth.
And remember . . .
Don’t be hanging with no jank ass jokers that don’t help you shine. – Will Smith
Artwork by Tomoki Hayasaka
Tomoki Hayasaka is a self-taught artist from Sendai, Japan. He is a new digital artist. His art expresses the feelings that are common to human being.