No matter how strong and self-sufficient you think you may be, you're hard-wired to crave consistency and connection. All humans are. This is why rituals, transcending everyday habits, are so important to us all. Rituals serve as a source of consistency, as a marker, and as an opportunity to center and reorient oneself.
Trust for Increased Well-Being
Trust is essential for building strong relationships, both with others and yourself. When you trust yourself, you can make decisions with confidence and self-assurance. Similarly, when you trust others, you can form deep connections and foster intimacy. In the long-term, letting go of the need to control can help to manage stress and anxiety, allow you to be more present in the moment and enjoy life to the fullest. Ultimately, this will lead to greater peace and contentment in your life.
Your Ritual With Endless Ease
Start by taking a few deep breaths while looking at your reflection. Take a moment to concentrate on the present and calm your thoughts.
When you’re ready, use clean fingers to scoop a hazelnut-sized amount of cream from the jar. Begin to apply the product to your facial skin, stroking gently from the inside out.
Embrace the present moment and recognize that it is within your control. While savoring this moment, acknowledge that there are things and situations which are outside of your control.
Think of a recent situation where you found yourself trying to control something that was outside of your control.
Reflect on how you felt during that moment.
Consider what you could have done differently to let go of control and find a sense of peace in that situation.
How can you apply the learnings to future moments like this?
Then repeat the following affirmation three times:
"I trust in the flow of life and surrender to its wisdom. As I let go of the need to control, I experience Endless Ease and peace in every moment."
End the ritual by taking another deep breath. Take a moment to embrace yourself or place your hands on your heart. Allow a profound sense of trust and ease permeate every fiber of your being. Try to capture this feeling and carry it with you throughout your day.
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