There are two ways to look at the idea of routines.
On the one hand, we can make a lot of progress on something: a yoga practice, learning a skill, our spiritual work, if we commit to a consistent practice over time.
On the other hand, anything that we do that is too regimented, too strict, or too narrow, doesn’t allow us the space we need to hear the Universe talking to us, nudging us, moving us forward.
If you’ve had a routine, a practice, or a regimen for a long time, it’s good to think about letting it go for a while. Even if it’s some- thing “good” such as meditation, or journaling, or yoga, or fitness. What happens if you don’t fill your time and space with that ac- tivity? What happens when you feel untethered, ungrounded, not sure of who you are, when you let that practice go?
What normally happens is that there is a little panic, a little discomfort, and then suddenly a great big breath of “ahhhhh” when you realize that you are okay without your practice.
That your practice, even though it grounded and helped and comforted you, did not make you okay. You were and are okay, even without it.
And this realization opens up the possibility for something new. It opens up the possibility for the Universe to whisper to you of your next step, and for you to hear it.
Try stopping your practice for a few days. See what happens.
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Sara Wiseman is a visionary teacher of spiritual intuition. The founder of Intuition University, she's taught hundreds of thousands of students via her books, courses and training.