• Kay & Shi

The Daily Scroll: A Mentorship Recap - June 9th, 2021 Show Notes

Kay:

Hey, there wacky folks it's Wednesday, June 6th, episode 373. There are a few dozen of you that are wacky enough to plug into this podcast every day and before we get started, we just want to say thank you.


Shi:

You guys are amazing. Thanks for being supporters. We hope that this adds value to you. It gives you a little spark, a little energy, a little joy, a little motivation.


Kay:

Now we've had nearly 20,000 downloads on the Mentorship Quest in total, which is amazing. We have 373 episodes out so you can do the math there. We're proud to have our subscribers, we're so grateful for you, and today we have a quote for you from Rachel Brathen who is a bestselling author of the book "Yoga Girl. She says, "To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go... it's the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime."

Shi:

Love that she's taken this book "Yoga Girl" and really turned it into a whole brand. That's her Instagram handle. She opened a yoga studio. She's got yoga video service, she’s got nonprofits. So neat to see how someone can take something that they're passionate about, that they love, and grow it into a business that provides opportunity. But whether you're in business or you're a downward dog or you're in a relationship or you're running on the treadmill, this idea behind this quote is part of your life and your perspective and so understanding it can help. I think it can be easy to hear this quote and feel a little bit of misconception about what ‘love and let go’ means. Because it may not mean literally let go of the thing that you loved or let go of it and let it run free even though that can be the case sometimes. But really that love someone and then let the small stuff go or let the resentment go or let the parts of the relationship that don't serve you anymore go or the parts of your perspective that are yelling at you while you're on the treadmill the entire time to let go. You can't help but hear the rhythm as you read this quote.


Kay:

Yep. Love and let go. And also in that not finding that attachment, I think to the things that you do love to the point of them becoming unconstructive. Shi, you said whether it be in down dog or something else, but let's just take that down dog example. You might not know what down dog is, and if you don't, it's a yoga posture that puts you in this upside-down V formation, where your head…


Shi:

Your butt up.


Kay:

Your butt up, your head down and your feet down and your hands are on the ground. Your feet are on the ground, your butts in the air. Now, down dog feels so good. It is an amazing stretch. I love down dog. It feels so good to be in that particular position. BUT if you stay in down dog too long, your hands get numb, and your blood rushes to your head. You can't sustain it for too long because the human body isn't meant to be upside down for that amount of time and so you have to love it and then let it go in your practice.


Shi:

Or you love it and then the yoga teacher calls for the next pose and we have that moment of attachment. You're like, “oh I don't want to let go of it.” But luckily when you're using a guide like a yoga teacher, they help move you through that and really build that emotional resilience as you go. But building that emotional resilience can be tough and it is a journey. I think that when she says here it's the single most important thing, we can learn in this lifetime to really dive into this idea of that attachment and that idea of the rhythm of the love and let go, love and let go, love and let go. You can feel it. You can hear it while everything else also works in rhythm on this planet. The sun rises, the sun sets, the sun rises, the sun sets, the oceans come in and they go out, they come in and they go out, doors open and close. It's that part of life that yin and that yang that really brings it, that dimensional piece, and when we can lose the attachment part, we can see the beauty of both sides.


Kay:

But the Buddha teaches us that attachment is the root of all suffering. Our attachment to an idea, our attachment to an outcome, our attachment to a person, our attachment to a situation because the moment that your attachment to that situation, the person, the outcome in its stasis doesn't match your reality it causes suffering inside. So being attached to exactly the way something is right now allows very little flexibility to come in and flexibility and adaptability are two of the most important factors when it comes to human wellbeing, not just happiness, but our mental wellbeing. We have to be able to be adaptable and flexible and being able to love and let go is really just that. It's the flexibility to love something to enjoy it and then to let it go without the pain or the suffering that's accompanied by that.


Shi:

So, raise your hand if you've stayed attached to something that you should have let go of earlier in your life, whether it be a food item. Yeah. Kays got her feet up. Whether it be a person, whether it be a habit of any kind we can all probably relate to maybe having needed to let something go earlier and so that's really what our quote is. Reminding us here today, the yoga girl, Rachel Brathen says, “To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go... it's the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.”


Kay:

Alrighty gang! Today, we've got a Let it Go Quest. Today we want you to let it go. Whatever it is, the thing that was serving you and no longer is. You know what it is, and whatever that may be for you, we want you to get out there and let it go. Are you ready? You know what's next!


Kay & Shi:

Let's quest!