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How to Come Home to Yourself When Your Mind is a Traveling Circus

“Coming home to myself” sure sounds like a great idea, right?

Because “home” sure feels sweet.

You would feel strong. Safe. You could speak your truth in the toughest situation. You would never doubt your value again … and carry a warm feeling of ease and kittens curled up by the fire.

But what if you try to come home to yourself … and someone left a mess in there?

You sit on the meditation cushion … but your monkey mind is flinging banana peels everywhere (and you can’t stop thinking about how you should’ve told off your coworker last Thursday).

You tune into your body … but it’s frankly not a very happy place to be.

You make yourself journal about your most intimate, secret hopes and dreams … but the little Doubt Demon tells you they’re silly and you’re wasting your time.

Believe it or not, this happens to everyone as we quiet down and unlock the door to our inner house.

In fact, these obstacles are so common, the Buddha named and categorized them for us: the 5 Hindrances. And today, I’m going to share exactly how to notice and work with them.

Enjoy today’s Bubble Bath Wisdom talk to make your inner home much, much sweeter.

 

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In today’s SHE Talk, recorded on the first afternoon of our recent SHE Retreat at Kripalu, I share:

  • How to come home to yourself … when it doesn’t feel great in there
  • What to do with the muck in your mind (it’s not all bad!)
  • Unconventional advice for when you nod off in meditation
  • How to notice and work with Buddhism’s 5 Hindrances (the obstacles to a clear mind & open heart)

Light a candle, draw yourself a bath, and enjoy this little, inner respite.

Elegant practices to integrate body, mind, heart, and SHE.

sheschool_badgeBeyond SHE Talks, do you know what else we do on retreat? I also offer experiential teachings, fluidly integrating journal reflection, guided visualization, energy practices, and yoga.

But most of us do yoga on Tuesday nights, journaling in the morning, and emotional work in a different corner of the house.

To feel like whole, vibrant women … we need whole, vibrant practices.

In The SHE School, I teach practices and mini-retreats that weave together wisdom talks, guided meditations, women’s circle practices, and other simple tools, into an elegant whole.

It’s not just a time-saver. It’s a powerful practice path to help you feel integrated, peaceful, and empowered.

If you’d love to weave this feminine, integrated practice path into your daily life — in an ongoing, supported way — check out my flagship program, The SHE School 2017, now open for early registration for an extremely brief window. You’ll join a global sisterhood of women and learn simple, powerful ways to set “unplug” to autopilot … and come home to yourself.

SARA AVANT STOVER

Hello, beautiful. I’m Sara: a teacher of feminine spiritual and empowerment, author, and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman. I’m also the leader of The SHE School and the SHE Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training. Here’s the truth: I don’t want to be your guru. But I am wholeheartedly devoted to guiding women back to their own, inner wisdom, through feminine spiritual practices, yoga, meditation, and a whole lotta love (and guts). This work is my truest calling and greatest joy. I’m so happy to have the chance to share it with you.

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