During a yoga studio social hour last night, I had a conversation with an amazing young woman who’s leaving for seminary to Berklee, CA in a couple weeks. I thanked her for the time she came up to me when I was having a mat meltdown, touched my shoulder and said it had happened to her too. I experienced a moment where I felt safe and completely understood by someone I’d only interacted with for a few moments of life. I am grateful women like her exist.
We exchanged background stories and agreed that challenging life circumstances have positioned us to be helpers. I’m becoming more grateful for the opportunities to grow from them more and more all the time. However, I’ve also caught myself creating challenges when none are necessary or believing something is going to be difficult when I haven’t even tried it.
Adamanine® Yoga teaches the concept of “effortless effort” which has challenged my core belief that if it doesn’t hurt, it doesn’t count. I’m working on releasing my need to suffer. I’m releasing tension from years of holding in, holding on, and pushing through. Some if it isn’t even mine, it’s my parent’s tension passed on to me. I don’t need to hold on to it any more.
Nothing lasts forever. The sun rises and the sun sets everyday. There is consistency to life but nothing is forever. I’m giving myself permission to try things I’ve never tried before. In fact, if I’m looking for results I’ve never had before, it’s likely to come from a source I’ve never tried before.
I’ve seen in myself and others that if you simply give yourself permission to stop believing you are stuck this way, allow yourself to change your mind, ask the universe questions and open your heart to answers, A-MA-ZING things happen. However, my amazing is not the same as your amazing. Each individual has their own path, their own journey, their own gifts. From what I gather, the right path for each individual is “effortless effort” as much as my ideal yoga practice.
For every thing that doesn’t work out, I’ve narrowed down possibilities of what will. I try things… no longer settling for mediocre. I’m already enough, there’s no need to try to prove it.
Wow, what a relief!
From my heart to yours,
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