January 9 2017

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, January 9, 2017

Last week we started discussing our theme for this month, Live Now…Allow Change. What does that mean? It means that to live in the present moment, you need to allow change in your life. Change is a constant – moving from one moment to the next is change. Sometimes you allow the change, sometimes you fight it. Your body can help you remember. Squeeze your hands into fists, then release and repeat. When you’re squeezing, you’re holding on, when you release, you’re letting go. The next time you feel yourself resisting change, I invite you to engage the wisdom of your body, and begin to let go.

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