How To Namaste Everything When Things Get Personal

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"I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."
-Grace, palliative care client in "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying"

Maybe someone you used to be close to is saying unkind things or you're putting yourself out there and receiving some backlash or you've made an unpopular choice that is aligned with your true self.

How do you show up for yourself in these instances? How do you lessen the pain? How do you begin to make choices that you'll feel good about?

Before you click away from this post, know that doing this work, though extraordinarily challenging, brings with it an incredible sense of FREEDOM.

And who isn't looking for a little more of that?

5 Ideas to Help You Namaste Everything When Things Get Personal:

1. Take care of you! Flow love toward yourself. Honor your emotions. Self-soothe.
2. Reflect on what you think about you. You know your beauty, your heart, your essence. Take time to honor all that you are despite how others view you. My friend Maggie says, "I'm going to hold onto that in my heart, even if you don't believe in me I believe in me." And my friend Parkash adds, "What someone thinks of me is none of my business."
3. Allow harsh energy to flow right by you. You can choose not to let these upsetting comments enter your heart. It's not easy but it is possible. Keep your feathers well-oiled so that the water of criticism will run off as from a duck's back.
4. Use it as fuel. Show up for yourself and fuel your resilience as my friend Jesse does. They add, "I allow that which is painful to transform my heart, my mind, my soul, and my life for my highest good."
5. Respond with love. This is Gabby Bernstein's teaching and an advanced strategy that we can grow into. I believe that we must only do so if/when it feels right. When we can wholeheartedly respond with detached compassion which means we send the love of the universe/God/higher power to the person, not necessarily our own personal love. Ask yourself, "How can I respond with love?" until an answer emerges.

I hope these ideas served you as you open to living a life that is true to yourself, not a life that others expect of you.

The regret that she had not lived an authentic life haunted Grace on her deathbed.

Let Grace's story remind you to turn up the volume on your life!!!!

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with so much love,
Melissa

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