“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
Sometimes it's necessary to be vulnerable; to let fear pass over you and through you so it can transform into something else. There will always be something to be afraid of, but when we collapse into fear we can't find the space to open up and explore what else the world is offering. If we believe throat our fears are our future we can never reach me heights, grow, and shift into a stronger sense of self.
I needed that hug. I needed that hug to remind me to relax, to acknowledge those fears, accept those things that I cannot change, and find a way to let something go! In yoga, we always say, let go what does not serve you, this is one of the hardest things to do but it's also the most transformational.