Amanda Johnson

Love the life you have and have the life you want


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How to Surrender without Giving Up

The other day I was in a pretty bad mood and I started having an argument with my partner. Boy, oh boy. Let me tell you, I did not want to back down.

Then this idea of “surrender” started popping up more and more. As if the universe were trying to suggest something.

Sometimes when I think about surrendering it feels like I’m giving up. Do I still care if I surrender? It just feels so passive.

If I don’t stand my ground and make it absolutely clear how right I am and how what he is doing is wrong and how he needs to do things differently, then I’m just giving up on this relationship…right?

Wrong.

It is through surrendering and making the conscious choice to be aware of what we are feeling or the situation we are in, accept it for what it is, and then let go of any need to fix it or control it that we are recommitting to be fully present in each and every moment—which is quite the opposite of “giving up.”

If you’re anything like me and sometimes equate “surrender” with “giving up” or being “passive” then this video is for you. Or if you love the idea of letting go but not sure how to do it, then take a look.

In this video, I’m going to share with you what surrender is, how surrendering can be the best thing we can do (especially when it is the furthest thing from our minds), and how we can start to practice it.

When we let go, we are no longer operating from a place of control; we operate from a place of love. {Tweet that!}

Now, I’d love to hear from you.

Where in your life can you practice surrendering?

I’d love to see what comes up for you so please take a moment and join me in the comments’ section below this post. What you share might be exactly what someone else needs to hear today.

Once we start practicing how to surrender in the everyday moments, we can start to experience what it’s like to let go of pride and the need to control on a much larger scale. So please pass this along to anyone in your life who you think might benefit from being reminded of how we can experience more freedom and less frustration in order to truly love the life we have!

If you desire more support in learning to surrender and experience less frustration in your life, I invite you to sign up for one of my complimentary discovery sessions and sign up to receive more tips, tricks, and insights directly to your inbox.

P.S. I’m getting giddy with excitement to tell you more about a program I will be launching that helps people learn how to get out of their own way and begin to SOAR!

With gratitude…

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What I’ve Learned about Contradictions

The other day I found myself reading something that completely contradicted something else I had read just a few weeks earlier. And I noticed that I started to feel almost indignant.

Which one am I supposed to believe? How can I learn from two opposing viewpoints?!

Then, I heard this voice in my head say, “Wait a minute, Amanda.

What if it’s not about which one is “right” and which one is “wrong” but rather what is the lesson here for me to take away?”

If you’re anything like me you might sometimes find it difficult or even frustrating to hear opposing or paradoxical statements—especially as we are learning how to expand ourselves into our highest version of ourselves.

In this video, I’m going to share with you how when we are aware enough to receive, it’s less about what one person or authority says on a matter and more about what message we are meant to learn from these seemingly contradictory claims.

It’s not “either/or;” it’s “both/and what’s the lesson I’m meant to learn in this moment?” {Tweet that!}

Now, I’d love to hear from you.

What lesson have you recently learned when you came up against something that at first seemed either paradoxical or downright contradictory?

I’d love to see what lessons you have learned so please take a moment and share with us in the comments below this post. What you share might be just the lesson someone else needs to learn today.

As we continue to expand into our awareness and start to put our parts back together to recreate the whole, sometimes we can get derailed by seemingly contradictory claims instead of remaining in our awareness and growth. So please pass this along to anyone in your life who you think might benefit from being reminded of how we can learn from these contradictions in order to have more of the life we want!

If you want more support in learning to listen to that part of you who is tired of getting derailed by contradictions and who knows the lesson to be learned, I invite you to sign up for one of my complimentary discovery sessions and sign up to receive more tips, tricks, and insights directly to your inbox.

P.S. I’m getting giddy with excitement to tell you more about a program I will be launching soon that helps people learn how to become more aware of their own goodness and begin to SOAR! (And if you are just dying to find out what it means to “SOAR” be sure to sign up and find out when I reveal it to the world!)

With gratitude…


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How to Stay in Compassion and Out of Obligation

Recently, I’ve been struggling—or shall I say “dancing”—with this idea of how I can continue to “work on myself” and do it in a way that reflects my deepest belief that I am good just the way I am and there is nothing that needs to be fixed.

That sounds kind of paradoxical, doesn’t it?

How can I work on something without believing it needs to be fixed?

Sometimes being on a spiritual path can feel paradoxical … and even a little frustrating.

It can feel like I’m beating myself up all the time while trying out new tools and practices (which kind of defeats the purpose).

What I’m learning is that it is possible to expand ourselves and adopt new practices without beating ourselves up.

In this video, I’m going to share with you three questions we can use to see if what we are doing is coming from a place of love and compassion or from a place of judgment and obligation.

Expansion and growth don’t have to come from judgment and obligation. {Tweet that!}

Now, I’d love to hear from you.

How do you know that what you are doing is coming from a place of compassion or coming from a place of judgment?

I’d love to see what works best for you so please take a moment and share with us in the comments below this post. What you share might be just the thing someone else needs to hear today.

As we expand and grow into our deepest level of awareness, we can sometimes fall back into being critical and forcing ourselves to do things that just don’t serve us. So please pass this along to anyone in your life who you think might benefit from being reminded of how we can be loving and compassionate with ourselves while on this lifelong journey!

If you want more support in staying out of judgment and truly loving the life you have, I invite you to sign up for one of my complimentary discovery sessions and sign up to receive more tips, tricks, and updates directly to your inbox.

P.S. I’m getting giddy with excitement to tell you more about a program I will be launching soon that helps people learn how to stay out of judgment and begin to SOAR!

With gratitude…