By Rebecca Eschenroeder MIND RISE

I Choose To Turn My Face To The Sun — I Choose Love


Lately, I have been feeling an urge…an urge to push onward…to break through…to grow. Where is this coming from? That is the important question. I do believe that every action and every decision is ultimately rooted in either love or fear. This can pertain to the smallest gesture to the most monumental life decision.

So, I ask myself, “Is this urge coming from a place of fear or love?”

I have had the blessing of tasting so much sweetness over the past few years; experiencing so much expansive magic. Is this urge the fear of that sweetness and magic ceasing, or is it the fiery passion of my dharma urging me to continue on? Could it be a little bit of both? Perhaps.

I recognize my duty on this planet to be a vessel; to deliver a message that my teacher gave me before she left this Earth far too early for her age. Her teachers provided her with a message, as did her teachers’ teachers. I dedicate my life to continuing to be a part of that ripple effect.

As I look at this urge possibly coming from a place of fear, I see my old thought patterns challenging me. The heavy cloud of doubt looming near even though the sun continues to shine on so brightly…

The sun…love…yes…ever present…that’s it!

Clouds come and go, as will doubt and fear. I am a human blessed with a thinking mind and that is part of the trade-off I suppose…

But the sun. It is always shining somewhere. Even when there are clouds in the sky it isn’t completely dark. The sun shines through…

I acknowledge this urge and I choose to turn my face to the sun; always shining no matter how many clouds of fear and doubt try to cover her up.

Lately, I have been feeling an urge…I will flow forward…I will move onward…I will expand as I shine.

I choose love.

Photo by Juan Jose on Unsplash

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Rebecca Eschenroeder

Most teachers know the asana and the message behind yoga. Becky Eschenroeder lives it. When you practice with Becky, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life. Becky’s credentials, ERYT200/ERYT500/RCYT, Certified Coach and Mentor, highlight her teaching capabilities. Beloved by her hometown in Richmond, VA, Becky has transformed countless lives through her teaching. Expanding beyond the river-city streets, she is on the road to share her gift with you and your community. Take advantage of this unique chance to practice with Becky Eschenroeder and observe how her presence to continues to impact your life even when her mat is gone.

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