Letting go or surrendering to what is—not how you want things to be, when you want them, or with whom you want them —is one of the most difficult but ultimately liberating practices you can incorporate into your daily life. We want so much. A new job. A nicer house. A partner. A baby. Flatter abs. More money. And while we’re working toward these dreams, and fretting over when they are going to arrive, we miss out on life. We miss out on the possibilities. I know because I spent decades depressed and anxious because I couldn’t surrender to the flow of life. I thought that if I didn’t constantly DO SOMETHING to reach my goals, I wasn’t going to get to where I wanted to be. And if my plans didn’t come together in the timeframe and fashion I envisioned, I panicked or curled up in a ball, wondering what was wrong with me. Even when I did achieve or experience moments of joy, I assumed it was fleeting and the cycle started all over again. This need to feel in control my life, ironically, left me feeling utterly helpless and afraid.
At this point, you are probably familiar with #sewnwithhart. It has been so enjoyable seeing new friends participating on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and pieces of yourself with our community. We love browsing your photos and reading your posts, so keep them coming! If you haven’t joined in yet, there is still time! Pop in for a few days or stop by to read a daily self-care tip.
We’re about half way through the first week of #sewwithhart and we are blown away by your posts and response. Thank you for joining in! If you missed the first few days, it’s not too late! The spirit of this month is to feel good. Post when you can or when it speaks to you. We love meeting new friends.
For the month of February we are focusing on self-care.
Let’s be real. Winter is a challenge. The past few months have been rough and chaotic. And yet, seeing the brilliance of people working together has shed some light, making us realize that we need to nurture, love and care for each other in order to emerge from the funk. Spring is coming, after all, so why not remind ourselves to slow down, love a little more, and bloom.