During my own meditation practice today, I found myself repeating "Release the stories, find the essence." At the time I was trying to release stories of varying color I had told myself about all kinds of things. I think it's my theme this week, to see when I can release stories my mind has told me about things that may or may not be accurate, and try to find a different way of looking at them.
There are so many self-limiting stories in my arsenal, I've noticed. I also can hear lately when other people have them. Recently my co-teacher, Ash Kiefer, and I taught our first ever Manifest The Good Shit class. It was so refreshing to hear our students find their own self-limiting stories and confront them while Ash and I did the same.
There's so much noise to sink below or rise above, whichever metaphor you prefer. Regardless, I find the hardest thing for myself and my students to do during meditation is to become comfortable with moving beyond the noise, to find some way to release the stories our ego brains always needs to tell itself. Some people really struggle with this, and it's totally understandable. The brain's job is to keep us alive, and it's done a good service to our ancestors for 1000s of years.
Finding my own essence beyond the stories and finding my own Authentic Self beyond the noise is the most beautiful part of my meditation practice. This week I'll be working on a meditation about releasing the story and finding the essence. I hope to have it out by Wednesday of this week.
It's time to free our Wild Souls, one story releasing at a time. :)