Learning to be the ocean

Good morning friends. I’ve just finished up my weekend at YTT and like always it was absolutely amazing.

When you spend so many hours learning with those that you love, it becomes an experience that I can’t even begin to capture with words. But yet I still find myself typing to you and wanting to share one of the most important lessons I took away from the weekend.

It comes from a book called True Refuge by Tara Brach, PH.D. It’s titled finding peace and freedom in your own awakened heart. And it’s truly a gift that we’ve been required to read it. You know I love to read and write so I was excited when I found out I had to buy more books.

Learning to become the ocean means that we don’t try to fight the storms. We understand fully that we must learn to adapt and embrace the pain even when we want so desperately to escape it.

I know what it’s like to hurt so bad you want to run away and to shut down. I also know that eventually all of the hurt and pain will catch up to you, wether you want it to or not.

So if we could learn to accept whatever it is that is happening to us, we will be much more equipped to remain afloat instead of feeling like we’re drowning.

I know that no one probably taught you how to deal with emotions because that’s the way it is for most of us. But as we grow older it’s our responsibility to emotionally grow up.

Our triggers are not our fault, but it is up to us to heal the pain that lingers within. I’m going to get busy putting together a workshop on consciousness and triggers so that we might learn to heal together and understand that we’re all exactly the same.

When life threatens to drag you under the water and it feels as though your lost in a rip current I’d like to remind you to pause so that you can learn to accept wherever you are at the present moment.

💜Tay Tay

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