Everyday I a let a piece of myself die. I surrender to change. I let go of the past the way the snake sheds her skin.I no longer need those dead cells, they clog my pores, they suffocate me, they restrict. I need room to grow, to let the new me shine through.
I want to change my habits. I want to transform my thoughts and ideas. I pull air into my body and I am inspired. I fill my lungs with the fresh air and feel it nourish me, and I accept that I must also exhale what I no longer need. I expire and relax, let go and die just a little more. In child’s pose I feel a sense of security and support and I know that is alright to change, alright to be different today than I was yesterday, alright to accept the constant cycle of death and rebirth without fear or anxiety.
I am not sad when death comes. I do not mourn the ideas, beliefs and dreams of yesterday. I bury them without remorse. I stand in Mountain Pose, greeting the new me with my heart up, chin tilted upward and my eyes softly gazing towards the future. Firmly planted in the present, I am aware that I AM.
I remember feeling bound and constricted by my own skin. I remember feeling afraid of moving forward, afraid of change. My own beliefs held me in place. I felt helpless and confused. I resisted letting go of beliefs that no longer served my best interests because I was certain that it meant weakness. I identified myself through my thoughts, beliefs, and ideas. Now I see the strength in walking away. I see strength in changing my views. There is liberation in giving up and admitting “that just does not work for me anymore!” I reject the chains of my Ego and I walk into the darkness with courage and self-assurance. I refuse to play the victim any longer. Awareness is my friend. When I start to feel trapped I immediately begin to purge, cut, claw and tear my way out of my self-imposed cage. I seek clarity and welcome Truth. I will not be bound by false beliefs.
On my yoga mat I find my peace, my balance, my space to let go and receive. It is where I go to shed my skin and leave behind the Ego of yesterday.I am so grateful I found a place to die everyday. I will return again and again. I will continue to learn from myself. because my inner wisdom astounds me. My body amazes me. I will never stop dying. I will never stop growing.