“Your greatest revelations are waiting for you to rest and receive them.” 😴 ~Octavia Raheem

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“Your greatest revelations are waiting for you to rest and receive them.” 😴 ~Octavia Raheem
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #284 • View online
I attended a restorative yoga class earlier this week. Our instructor Jenni mentioned a few things as part of the practice that has stayed with me. And I wanted to share them with you…
🛌. Just be.
I am very new to yoga in general, but what I love about restorative yoga is that there are only about 3-4 poses you are doing in a class. So you only have to worry about getting your body comfortable and lying there. You don’t need to be anything to anyone at that moment. Your only mission is to be in your body. And if you need anything extra to support you, you can ask for it. It’s a beautiful reminder to carve out moments for ourselves where we can just be.
🥹. We are human.
When focusing on breathing, Jenni said that our brains might start thinking about other things. In those moments, we can be aware that that’s happening, tell ourselves we are human, and then return to breathing. No judgment, no frustration. Just a simple nod to who we are and acceptance of that.
🧘🏾‍♀️. Poses are meant as a guide.
Jenni guided each pose, but as we all know our bodies better than her, we could feel free to adjust as needed. There are many ways to do things, business included. We can look to others as templates and examples for how we run our companies and then find the strategies and tactics that fit our lives and work best for us. 
In a world constantly telling us to do something, we all need moments where we can be. So let go of the obligations and stresses of our day-to-day lives and simply exist in the present. 
Whether you find that through yoga, meditation, or taking a walk outside, please carve out some time for yourself to relax and recharge. 
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  • 🎧. Listening: My Life Philosophy: How I Live a Keyless Life. Love this podcast episode from Denise Duffield-Thomas. She talks about how she created ease in her life, starting with getting rid of keys, but also how she has automated and created systems for other things, including her business.
  • 📺. Watching: Dumplin’. Huge fan of this story about a girl who enters a beauty pageant, essentially as a way of protesting pageants in general, but finds herself along the way. Also, the soundtrack is almost all Dolly Parton, making it a win-win in my book.
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