Reclaiming Relaxation and Ease

Posted by Sallie Justice | Posted on 09-15-2020

Thich Nhat Hanh thinks, “We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.”

But how, in the middle of a world focused on so many unsettling events and situations, do you heed this call to relax? Isn’t that selfish given all that is afoot? Won’t havoc reign for sure if you stop now?

Our culture compels us to keep moving, keep pushing, keep “progressing.” But our bodies and our hearts hear a different song…


 It’s okay to stop…


And if you need some assistance, call on the Mocha Power of Relaxation, the part of your nature that:

  • knows what is most essential
  • gently lets the distractions of complexity recede into the distance, if only for a while
  • allows more room for spaciousness and ease to calm your jangled nerves and sooth your thirsty soul
  • knows there is no true “progress” or “growth” or wise steps made without it

It’s okay to rest.


This week, keep these affirmations in mind as you move through your day. Let them seep into your consciousness. Let them help you reclaim a sense of ease and peace inside. Let them permeate into the world:

I unwind easily.

I relax and take it easy.

I keep life simple.

I create elegant simplicity.


Stop, breathe and relax…


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