I believe deeply that life can be easier, a lot of the time. I believe that on most days, we "just" need to get rid of the weeds, the rocks - especially if they have been there a long time - and make some room. Room to breathe, room to hear our own thoughts, room to reconnect and just room to be. Away from the swirl of information, thoughts, questions, doubts and complications.
I believe it - and I am not immune to the temptation, the addiction.
When I began my September Retreat, I knew that I would want to make some changes, when I came home. On my last day there, I silently asked for some teachers to come my way.
And they have.
I had the great joy of listening to Matt Kahn speak, a few nights ago, and while most of what he said went somewhere else than my "remembering brain," a word stuck with me: uncomplication. Uncomplicating our lives, our minds, our ways of being.
I have been allowing this to settle into me in a deeper way, lately. I have been looking at some of the quiet agreements I have made with myself, over the years, and have become faithful to. Agreements such as "I check my email first thing in the morning. Every morning." That kind of thing. And reviewing that. Becoming much more intentional about what I do, and when. And how. So far, I am really liking the shift (it's not easy, as I get to see a whole lot of ways of being that I am not crazy about - which is perfect)
Today, I invite you to check in with you, and look at where you may have some lovely, peace giving uncomplicating to do.
And if that resonates with you, I invite you to make yourself a cup of tea, and sit with Jon Jandai for a few minutes. He is a good teacher.
I wish you a lovely rest of the day.
Essential Happiness Retreat
January 10 to 20, 2019
Guadeloupe, French Caribbean
"Thank you for sharing your wonderful, heartbreaking, exhilarating experience with the world."
"Thank You Laura for sharing, for teaching and spreading loving kindness. "
"I think I love you. You bring good things into my life, or remind me of things I love and know, but have let go of."
"Laura, you are so good for me. I laugh and sniffle and get the shivers when I read your essays. Thanks so much for letting all your wonderfulness run around loose."
"Heart-achingly beautiful, your words and how you reveal your truth."
"Thank you so much for who you are and what you share with the world. Your mere being transforms lives as it has transformed mine. This particular post did to my heart what water does to parched soil."
"Thank you for your gentle words that are packed full of wisdom. I have been struggling with the concept of what words can do to another person when they are negative words. Your words are the flip side of our word power, and shows how delightfully powerful kind words can be. Thank you."
"Once again Laura Lavigne takes you on an adventure of the heart. She has a way of pulling you right in the car with her. Asking you to consider changing a fear to taking thoughtful action. Whether she's teaching a class, leading a retreat or heading for a happiness sprinkling, Laura will invite you to shed old ways of thinking and be completely authentic. Join in!"
"Essentially pure love.
I enjoy how Laura is kind to herself and to us other humans who dance in and out of each other's lives. "
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You can count on Laura for warmth, humor, charm, and a lift to your day and your heart. She inspires me to be braver than I am, and to love the world out loud. She's a gem, and a generous one at that!"
I write because this is the way I am able to taste life more deeply.