Recently, I’ve been in a deep contemplation of our culture’s obsession with consumerism, striving, achieving goals and “hacking”.
There’s a recent Instagram backlash of memes promoting rest, quiet and the urge to slow down. Yet, our patriarchal, capitalist society is founded on:
Our striving has us locked in a collective current of anxiety, not-good-enough and not-doing-enough-ness. I feel this not-so-subconscious pressure chasing me down daily.
It’s killing our planet. And, it’s killing us. 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. suffers from anxiety. “Stress” is perhaps the #1 root cause of most diseases and chronic inflammation.
Where are the feminine principles of ease, grace, receptivity, patience and space?
At the heart of most perennial philosophies lies the connection between contentment and simplicity. In fact, one of the ten commandments of yoga is aparigraha.
Aparigraha is non-greediness – also translated as generosity and non-striving.
Practicing non-greediness asks us to question our “Why?”
It takes an enormous discipline to unplug from our culture of greediness and endless striving. So…I’m inviting you to join me on this movement of less is more.
More is not necessarily better and faster is not best. Nothing wrong with goals and ambition (I’ve got plenty of both). But, our culture and consumer driven society launch us onto a hamster wheel of endless striving. Even when we do achieve goals we rarely set aside the time or space to respect our efforts and cultivate true contentment.
There’s so much hype around progress with pressure to set goals and make changes – which can lead to anxiety, overwhelm and disappointment.
I do know it’s extremely important to honor transitions in our lives. We set ourselves up for satisfaction and peace when we ritualize the turning of the wheel and integrate transitions.
I wanted to offer you my simple 4-Step Ritual to Simplify.
Here are my four biggest tips to set you up for the massive Success that can only come from Inner Satisfaction.
Watch this quick video below to learn my quick 4-Step process.
I am so grateful for each and every one of you!
With love + deep gratitude,