“This is the work that can never be taken from you.”

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I remember hearing a quote read after a yoga class with the lovely @brenda . These words I have carried with me.

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Over the years of growing my practice I have been shown that ▲ my work (my business) is actually my practice and my daily practice is my work. (Re-read that line again)▲

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This perspective has grounded me over the years to SEE what I do in a different light. To think and lead differently.

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When we do “the work” to heal, grow, learn, overcome, go through, rise, evolve and so on - these steps that we take are ours. The effort, the energy, the perseverance, the courage and bravery, the dedication and devotion that you give is yours...always. It is “the work” that can never be taken from you.

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Take a moment and see what you do to make a living, your career, your job - whatever you call it, as your practice. You could also be a stay home mother or father or a care taker for someone you love that does not bring monetary value as a practice. When we practice we create space to grow. To heal. To go through. (all those things above). When we see what we do as work as a practice - grace and compassion can meet us where we most need. The pressure of having it all together, striving, seeking validation, etc subsides and softens. We practice. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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When we see what we think is our work as a practice this is where we can let go a bit. We can loosen the grip and allow love space to meet us. To help and guide us. All of the careers and jobs, businesses etc are where we practice. Just like in yoga we practice on our mat - where we spend our time is the space (the mat) we meet to practice going towards the space within.

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Say it with me ▲ “my work is my practice, my practice is my work that can never be taken from you.” ▲Say it again !

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So many times we give so much into our career or job and then something changes and you no longer have your position. It could be after a year or after 20 years you work let go for whatever reason. You feel like you lost everything you have. This moment is why we declare our “work” as “our practice.” When we practice -we just practice. We show up. We give our best. We do good.

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When we do “the work” to take care of ourselves, to heal, to eat healthy, to learn new things, the steps we take to set our ideas and vision in motion, the brave “yeses” and the strength we give to lift ourselves up when we feel we can’t... this - all of this - can never be taken from you .... ever. It is yours. Declare it. Own it. Trust in it. Together let’s practice.

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