What if there’s a way of living with more energy and zest for life, with less resources needed for coping with the ups and the downs?
‘Letting go and handing it over’ has become a winner for me; with ‘it’ being whatever kind of ‘stress’ it is; and to whom for me being God (this can be the Universe or your higher power; you choose).
Because when it comes to especially those things outside of our sphere of influence, handing it over can remove the ‘weight’ of the thing we’ve been chewing over.
The Tao (or Dao) is one of those ancient philosophies that’s way ahead of the game on this concept. It’s a philosophy of balance: rather than see-sawing off in opposite directions of either ‘everything’s great’ or ‘everything’s rubbish.’
Essentially it’s about becoming comfortable with the ease and flow of life and being comfortable with being steady. 1
Combining that perspective with handing it over (which frees me from the perceived pressure of handling everything) has let me experience more grace and elegance in my life.
Ciao for now! ?
1 In the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu says, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” In the same way, when we practice going with what’s happening, while also releasing the burden of having to solve it all, sometimes we find that things work out without frazzling ourselves over them.
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 28 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.