For the last two years I worked the the mantra “lean into love”. It shaped the way I lived my life. Using this mantra as my anchor, I left a 11 year unhappy marriage, moved out on my own for the first time, had my heart broken, learned about acceptance, presence, and forgiveness, and shaped a new reality for myself that included gifting myself a chosen family which is turning out to be very healing for me.
Choosing those words helped me create a reality here love was the boundary. I was able to lean in to discomfort and change. I leaned in to love being found in unlikely places. I leaned in to receiving love from the Universe and let go of my attachment to a specific form I thought it should take. Words are important – they create our reality.
With this in mind, I have decided it is time to deviate from the mantra of “leaning into love” – the work continues, of course. The mantra for now is “holding on to good.”
So much good has come through my life in the past 2+ years. Still, I have struggled to learn how to hold it. I too often let the blessings slip through my hands and soon forget they were ever there. I get twisted around what is truly good and what feels good for the moment, but leads to heartache and sickness later on.
What is good? Well, I don’t know exactly. I think I am still learning about good. The journey continues – and I’m holding on to good.