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Conversations from the Heart - July 24th 2020

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Growth, Healing

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Life is full of so much doing.

We move quickly through our day, from working to planning to organizing to… more doing. Even as this year forced us all to slow down, we didn’t stop ‘doing’. We cooked, baked, organized our homes, or started new projects.

But have you ever stopped ‘doing’ for a moment to ask yourself why? What is the real motive behind your inability to be really, truly still?

In this episode, Rachel shares the traumas in her life that led her to move through life at a pace so fast, her body is having trouble keeping up. In a society that rewards us for success and accomplishments, the concept of slowing down might trigger anxiety, discomfort, or even physical illness! Although Rachel used to pride herself on her ability to do everything and do it well, there is one question she cannot answer – and then what?

At the end of the day, at the end of our lives – what is all this doing for if we are not present in it? If we rush through life, we miss the most important moments.

What if we could operate and create from a place where we are totally accepted, loved, and appreciated for just being? This episode will remind you that you do not have to achieve anything in ordered to be accepted and loved. You are good enough the way you are.

Key Takeaways

  • Can you recognize a pattern between any trauma you experienced in your childhood and how you move through your life now? Recognize any coping mechanisms you may be using for what they are.
  • It is not enough to change your outer world, to run around and look for a sense of belonging. You must find that within yourself, sit with the belief that you are worthy of love, of being here without any outside validation.
  • You are worthy of being here just the way you are. You are loved unconditionally. Return to that knowing and that feeling again and again and recognize it as the truth that was there all along.
  • It is not enough to eat well, exercise, meditate, get into nature if you are always thinking about the next task at hand. If you don’t allow yourself to be in the moment, then what?
  • When your body speaks, listen. The body will lead you to a better place than the monkey mind, and it will react when you do not listen and care for the needs of the body, which also includes caring for your energetic and emotional bodies as well.

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