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Nov 14, 2022Liked by Renee Faber

" it seems right to declare its time to set sail towards my dream with droplets of courage. "

YES! Here I sit at almost 47 (Saturday!) having just launched my new career as a yoga and meditation teacher. I have practiced for more than 20 years but only this year began to feel like perhaps I have something to share with others. However, initially I worried I was too old...but last week I stood in front of a small group of wonderful people in my community, dropped my guard and reached deep into my heart. I can hardly believe I did it and that I shall be doing it again this evening. Yes, I might crash and burn, but oh how I (and all of us) might fly!!!

I love how you have created categories and I LOVE your art. I'm excited to be on this journey with you, dear friend across the water.🧡🍁

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Happy birthday, Alice!

How amazing to be brave and step into a new dream. I taught for yoga/meditation for 20 years and can say that you are young for this journey and have youth on one hand and wisdom of living on the other--the 40 and 50's are the sweet spots! Your wisdom shines in every publication you write and I can only imagine how much your students will benefit from your loving-kindness.

Thank you for appreciating my art! I'm still insecure about that. And I'm more than happy you are on the journey from across the water!

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Nov 15, 2022Liked by Renee Faber

Thank you, dear Renee. I love how you say the 40s and 50s are the sweet spots—you are so right! How loving and wise you are, too. I feel your insecurities but I know that you have a passion burning within that needs to be shared. So share you will, in your time, and your avid readers will be here to support you so you feel less alone.🧡

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I love this idea of less lonely! Such a blanket of comfort, as the work behind a dream can be very lonely at times!

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I love the categorisation of topics Renee, it makes your work comprehensive and easy to follow. And the art desk is so inspiring!

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Thank you, Swarnali!

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Nov 14, 2022Liked by Renee Faber

The wisdom in your piece of courage is so wonderful but more than that it is authentic. So few people are truly authentic anymore because it takes courage. If you are in the business world it takes even more courage to be authentic. A beautiful reading and a way to find enthusiasm in taking that chance again.

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Thank you for taking the time to write with such beautiful words. What you wrote puts wind in my sails. It seems that authenticity really pushes us to not lie to ourselves and poses the very real possibility of not being accepted. And that is really scary.

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Nov 14, 2022Liked by Renee Faber

This is my favorite one yet!

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Thank you, Kimberly!!

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Congratulations on the new sections, Renee! (Ironically, I've been thinking of getting rid of the sections on my own Substack!)

So much wisdom here. I love the idea that listening to your dreams is an act of self-compassion. I also like "relaxed focus", which chimes with me because I've been doing TM for years, and the idea of that is to enable you to get to a state of what they call 'restful alertness'. Their analogy is an arrow drawn fully back on the bow: it's at rest, but it's a dynamic rest, ready to fly off any second.

I hope your dreams book publishing materialise. I'm sure they will. And kudos to you for being brave enough to share them.

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Thank you, Terry!

Maybe we are simply exchanging substack techniques? I did vacillate between not creating categories and creating them. Obvious which path I chose. I'll be interested to see what path you choose. Substack is kind of like a wild uncharted jungle and we have to figure out which roads lead us to what we as individuals envision for our writings/offerings. Hopefully, I didn't just choose a path into quicksand!!!!!

The bow and arrow analogy is brilliant, and one I've never heard of. Dynamic rest! Boy, what a perfect visual.

Well, we'll see about the brave part!

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I wouldn't have sections at all if Substack had tags per post. It's a shame that you can't post an article under several section headings.

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Nov 14, 2022Liked by Renee Faber

I am going to go back and listen to this one when my courage to try new things is failing. Why not try something new? Why let fear of failure stop me before I begin? It is such a boost knowing other people are facing the same fear, and finding droplets of courage to keep going. This is my new favorite compass reading. Thank you!!

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Thank you, Michelle! I am so sick of my fear stopping me, which is how this idea came to be. It also seems to be a common block for many. Hopefully we can all knock fear back a bit at a time together!

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A someone said, feel the fear and then do it anyway.

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Holy shit, this is EXCITING!

I love this idea of sharing our dreams - at first I thought you meant sleeping dreams, until I realized you were talking about facing the fears embedded in courage, and when I got it, my heart pumped blood faster out of excitement!

Also, you're so extremely talented - while I was reading this, I just wanted to give you a huge hug. I'm so proud of you - you keep going, pushing, practicing. Look at what you're creating! What *you* are building (have built)! There's no doubt in my mind that your dream will come true - I'm here for the whole shebang! <3

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