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Yoga Girl Daily - September 3rd 2019

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Healing, Tune-In Tuesday

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

What is weighing heavy on your heart right now? What are you struggling with?

We may not see it, but everyone struggles. If we don’t take the time to contemplate our own challenges, we can feel weighed down without knowing a clear reason why.

By opening up in real, raw and vulnerable ways we can get to the root of our emotions and be reminded of this most important truth: we never walk alone.


[00:40] Welcome to Yoga Girl Daily and happy Tuesday, every one! Today is Tune-In Tuesday and this is the day of the week where we reflect on what's moving inside of us. How are you doing today on a real genuine level? How are you doing right here, right now? What's moving inside of your heart or, um, more specifically, what's weighing heavy on your heart? Where do you feel like you're struggling right now? Let me let you in on a little secret: We all struggle. Oh my God, we all absolutely a hundred percent struggle. Many of us struggle and feel like we struggle all the time. Even those perfect looking Instagram models that you follow online, they struggle. Even that super successful business mogul person that you admire, they struggle. Even the people that look like they have it all together all the time, they all struggle. Trust me on this, everybody struggles.

[01:41] One of my favorite sayings is, “Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle” and it's so true. What's even more true than that is we tend to keep our challenges and our struggles to ourselves. We very rarely open up about the fact that there are areas in life where we struggle and many of us struggle on a really serious level. There are people out there that have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning and maybe doesn't feel like there's someone out there to talk to. I am under the belief that if we all opened up a little bit more and shared in a vulnerable, real, raw, intimate, human way, what's moving through our lives, the areas that we struggle, that we're not perfect, that we're insecure, that we have hard days, too. It reminds us that we're not alone. So of course we all struggle with different things.

[02:28] Yes, but what I'm trying to say is don't ever get confused by comparing your life with someone else's. The only one you should ever be comparing yourself with ever is the person you used to be, one time long ago. And how about right now, let's envision a version of ourselves in the future that's kinder to us. A version of you that treats yourself better, that recognizes that you actually struggle, that there are parts to your life that are hard. Oh, just speaking that out loud. I feel like this, my shoulders dropped a little bit, doesn't it feel a little bit like relief? Just admitting the fact that we struggle to ourselves. Now to get vulnerable and open up about our struggles, for that to be a Cathartic and releasing practice, we have to get really clear on what our biggest struggle is. If we're unsure or we've never really sat down to define what we're struggling with right now, we might move through life just feeling weighed down by a feeling of struggle all the time. Maybe even without knowing exactly why. So our topic for Tune-In Tuesday today is this: “Something I struggle with in my life right now is…”. “Something I struggle with in my life right now is…”. Sit with that for a moment. Maybe close your eyes, place a hand to your heart. Take a deep full breath right here.

[04:00] “Something I struggle with in my life right now…”. Then you should already be feeling somewhere there inside of your heart. Just the beginning of the answer to that question. Only you know what's really truly at the heart of that sense of struggle that you might be feeling right now. Let's take another full breath. Go ahead and open the eyes. So why do we want to verbalize our struggles? Why do we want to define what we're struggling with? Well, speaking them out loud puts them in a box and makes it easier to separate our struggles from the rest of our lives. It makes it easier for us to feel grateful for what's already working. Right? Also, once we move deeper into this kind of self-inquiry, so really inquiring there, “Something I'm struggling with in my life right now…”, we can get to the root of why we're struggling with a specific thing and from there we might even be able to make our way to an answer to that and within it a solution or at the very least some form of action that maybe you can take in your life to alleviate a little bit of this weight.

[05:07] “Something I struggle with in my life right now is…”, as soon as this podcast ends, go ahead and take a moment to yourself. Sit with this, meditate on this, breathe into this topic, journal on it, and then comes to the most important part. Share it with someone. Voice your struggles to someone. Anyone could be someone from your family, a friend on social media, a stranger on the bus. Literally anyone share what's moving within you. Get vulnerable. Get real! Admit to yourself and to someone else and what's hard in your life right now. You allowing yourself to be vulnerable and open up allows other people to be vulnerable and open up to, and isn't it such a relief knowing we are not alone in our struggles. It's true. You are not alone. We're all in this together. Thank you for tuning into Yoga Girl Daily today. I'll see you tomorrow.

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