There’s No Way To Win That War You’re Fighting
They need to be “dealt with”.
We dig deep and shame the negativity into hiding.
We push away the dark and icky in favor of something much more palatable.
We wonder why the yuck keeps rising up.
Spinning in pain, we silently making ourselves wrong.
It is easy to get tangled in the quicksand of wanting to be good, right, spiritual…and not knowing how to get there.
And you know what? It’s fine.
That way of being with yourself is totally fine.
As is the anger. The control. The comparing.
Even, your desire to wage war against yourself is ok.
It’s all ok.
Even the voices that say “Nope! Not Ok”, they are ok too.
The way out of the struggle is not win the war…because you are only fighting yourself. There is no way to win.
It just gives you more to fight.
I’m not saying that you stay stuck in a life that isn’t in your pleasure. Instead, I’m suggesting that you stop making the stuck the most horrid thing that could happen.
Try making it ok. Can you do that?
Love each and every piece of your wonderful self as you are.
It is messy. It is wild. It is awesome.
Sometimes it will all fall into some beautiful balance.
Sometimes, not so much.
Whatever is going on within you, you get to accept it.
In acceptance, you can make pleasure- and truth-filled choices that support you in awesome ways.
and deeper into the full recognition of your wholeness.
I’d call that a win, wouldn’t you?
More by: Jo Anna
Hi! I’m Jo Anna. Jo Anna Dane, MA if we’re being fancy.
I believe the purpose of life is to have an amazing human experience. One where we honor the invitations of our Soul, end the war within and step into the fullness of our being. I work Root to Core to Crown, helping people destroy old stories, create new grooves and become who they have always been. I guide folks in 40 day inner explorations where we heal those big old “if only” issues and live in the embodiment of our truth. I’ve also created a revelatory dance & movement practice called RootCoreCrown.
I love to cook, to write and work on puzzles.
And…I know the secret to the perfect s’more.
My website is :http://joannadane.com/
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