A Surprising Mantra for Inner Peace: I Don’t Care.
I don’t care?
Stay with me here…
This isn’t about giving up on caring for others, the planet, or what really matters, it’s about something entirely different.
We don’t have to dig deep to hear of the unfolding of the feminine inside all of us.
Feminine as in balanced feminine, not femme fatale weak and helpless.
For me? I got so tired of pushing myself to work work work, to exceed my own expectations, and to get things done that I spun out in exhaustion, FINALLY realizing this way of pushing, this way of forcing and this way of trying to control my own outcome is outdated and unsustainable.
So I decided to walk my own talk and sink into the feminine.
Powerful feminine- as in doing what we need to do, then letting go and letting things flow. Letting life birth through us.
Ever try to catch a bug in a swimming pool? The more we push forward chasing after it, the faster it moves away from us-right?
Well, life works the same way and the old paradigm masculine pushing just isn’t sustainable anymore.
Just look at our world.
Aren’t you tired?
Aren’t you exhausted from trying to figure it all out?
I’m not saying we give up, stay in bed all day and do nothing, I’m suggesting we do what we need to do, then just let go a little and stop caring so damn much on how it all unfolds. (dare I say trust a little more?)
Take that walk. Take that nap. Let your kids go to school in unmatched clothes if you’re short on time, save the dishes until tonight, and stop caring SOOO much that you care yourself right into a control freak environment just like the world around you has become.
Sit in nature.
Don’t return that text or that call oh so fast.
Drop the ball once in a while in lieu of your own sanity.
The hyper-vigilant, immediate response, perfection driven, make it happen sort of world will be there when you come back to it.
And when you do dip your toe back into it for a bit, you’ll know better, you’ll be wiser and– you’ll look younger.
Want another mantra for inner peace? It starts with: To hell with their way, read more here
photo via Katarina Silva photography