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Leaping Forward

Leaping Forward

Leaping forward for us humans means trusting your instincts, joy, abundance and virtue. It means living from your heart and not your mind. It means trusting your gut and not over analyzing every detail that you most likely don’t have control over, anyway. It means saying yes before you know every single, potential consequence of your choice.

Let me ask you… how often do you do that? REALLY trust your instincts? REALLY live from your heart? Say yes without examining what might happen?

Too often, we let our own mind holds us back; we get in our own way. We stay in unpleasant situations far too long because we are afraid of any myriad of things: being judged, getting hurt, making the wrong decision, failing. So we stay stagnant … only to find that the same opportunity to leap shows up again in a different form.

Leaving the familiar behind isn’t always easy. Especially if it involves a jump of some kind. But, if we truly take on a practice of trust in EVERYTHING: our own power, divine guidance, universal influence and love, taking a leap becomes natural. Just like a grasshopper.

I have never regretted any leap I have taken - not ever. Leaps give us perspective, strength and grace.

While you are leaping you are learning. When and if you fall, you are learning. What you witness along the journey, you are integrating. And the other side of the leap offers perspective, wisdom, insight and most often, compassion.

So take the leap; what’s the worst that can happen? Really?

Before I leap, I always ask myself which is worse: staying stagnant, not saying how I really feel, being caught up in complacency; or falling on my face in the name of vulnerability and truth? I have fallen on my face many times but every single time it has been so worth it!

This week's blog is an excerpt from my new book Oms From the Heart. If this resonated with you, the book is now for sale. It's an offering, from my own personal experiences, straight to you. Buy it here.


By Dana Damara

“My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life." - Dana Damara: mother, author, yoga instructor, speaker and yogini.

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