In the book, there's this list that I LOVE. The list is what she calls guideposts for wholehearted living. I read it to my yoga classes a few times a year, and every time I read it, at least one person approaches me after class and wants a copy of it. Every. Single. Time.
Here is it (below). Each guidepost contains a thing to let go of, and a trait to cultivate. I tell my classes... if one resonates with you, hold on to it for a while (hours, days, weeks). For me, I like to write it down and keep it with me for a time. I've found that when I re-visit the list after a few months, a different one speaks to me. It's a good list to return to over and over and over.
10 Guideposts For Wholehearted Living
- Cultivating Authenticity and Letting Go of What Other People Think
- Cultivating Self-Compassion and Letting Go of Perfectionism
- Cultivating Your Resilient Spirit, Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness
- Cultivating Gratitude and Joy, Letting go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark
- Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith, Letting Go of the Need for Certainty
- Cultivating Creativity and Letting Go of Comparison
- Cultivating Play and Rest, Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth
- Cultivating Calm and Stillness and Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle
- Cultivating Meaningful Work, Letting Go of Self-Doubt and Supposed-To
- Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance. And Letting Go of Cool and Always in Control