In February 2016, I was one of 25 featured experts in women’s empowerment and yoga for The Divine Feminine Yoga Conference. Judith Lasater, Angela Farmer, Sally Kempton, Amy Weintraub, Nischala Joy Devi and many other amazing teachers shared their personal stories and encouragement to live more authentically even in the face of self-doubt or fear.
I received a copy of my interview to share with you freely. I discuss my journey of being a classic over achiever... and finally making room to hear the quieter softer callings with in.
Be strong! You can do anything you want - and better! These messages of encouragement from parents, media, and peers are often well intended and can certainly empower us. But for many of us they fire up a journey of constant goal setting, achievement, and success seeking. Not only does this lead to burn out, but can also cause us to 'overpower' our selves: cover up our softer voice and deeper longings, our own wisdom and authentic self. Learning to relax can open us up to hear the deep wisdom in our hearts and honor the reliable guidance that we find there. This softer state of being in our natural flow is not a fixed place at which you finally “arrive,” but rather a practice that you come back to, moment by moment. It takes tremendous courage to relax, soften, and stay open. It is a vulnerable state where so much more joy unfolds than you ever dreamed possible.