When Letting Go Is Receiving


Today has been a day of spending time with family and being incredibly grateful for the amazing life I have. ‘Thank you’ (she says, looking up… at nothing in particular).

All to often I speed through my days cooking, cleaning, working, tidying, helping my kids, more cooking… well, you know the drill. Then sometimes I remember to slow down. I remember the more I let go, the more I can feel what is happening right here and right now.

All too often time is flying before my eyes and I can get really distracted by the mundanities of daily routines. And yet it is so simple to just look up from it all, take a deep breath, and actually realise what is happening right there in front of me. Even if it is not exactly as I had hoped – a glass of milk spilled, or a child complaining – it is still the real here and now.

There is simple beauty in changing the way we see each moment. By making a decision to really let go of my expectations, my preconceived ideas of how things ‘should’ be, the way I think others expect me to be, the way I think others expect my kids to be, or all of the above, I can actually take a leap into the present and really experience it at a deeper level.

By doing that, by making the decision to let go I am then – and only then – in a position to really receive the absolute beauty and love that is all around. I can actually feel what is going on and take it in fully, authentically and genuinely.

Today I am letting go so that I can receive fully. Today I am taking the leap.


Alena Turley is an Australian community builder, podcaster and martial artist. Founder of pioneering blog, the Soul Mama Hub, her new membership is the Soul Mama Academy it offers a way for mothers to become intentional custodians of their bodies, their families, and the planet with the support of a world class community.

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