I am honored and full of gratitude as I write this post. I wrote this book for myself to help me through some very difficult times and lead me in the crossroads of my life, particularly as my husband and I struggled with infertility. Now, as I work on letting it be, I’m finding that the book continues to aid me and offer grounding when needed in so many areas of my life.
I first started writing the book thinking that it would be useful to organize the skills I had learned in my psychological and spiritual training that I continued to practice. The structure aided my own experience in understanding how being with certain energies offered strength and grace in my life.
Over the years, I have cultivated so much gratitude for my job talking with others all day long, reminding them about the skills to practice, and ways to shift perspectives on life. Having the opportunity to remind others, works to consistently remind myself. I am aware that those who work a focused, task-oriented job not related to self-care and balance struggle to find ways to bring this practice into their life, especially in a work place environment that can be ruthless with expectations and tasking.
I have realized that the skills discussed in the book are tough for everyone to start and hone while continuing to consistently practice. My hope is that with this structure, many can find more space and courage to slow down, explore their inner selves, and learn the joy and beauty that lies within. There is much maintenance on this human body and mind. We all have to practice regularly to maintain balance.
Life is filled with open roads, as well as obstacles. Having a guideline of skills to remember and continue practicing in each moment is an invaluable tool no matter what situation I am in. Teaching the classes on the book has taken my experience to a much deeper level than I realized these energies/skills could go and I am excited that others’ are reading the book and finding guidance and inspiration for themselves. That is my ultimate goal with this book - to uplift others and offer cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual techniques that will be concrete and helpful for coping with life. Thank you for your ripples of light in the world, your work on yourself affects us all (you know who you are!).
If you are interested in learning more about the classes, Actively Letting It Be, I offer them both online and in-person at The Interpersonal Healing Center in Broomfield, the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6-8pm. Check out more information on my classes page – www.drlisatempleton.com/classes.
Thank you for all your support and love through this journey that we are all on together. May we each continue to shine bright, even in dark times.