Isn't life funny??? I have been caught in a head-maelstrom and had to learn the same lesson (again) in order to find peace and calm.
I wish I could say I have only had this lesson twice but that would be a big, fat fib. It seems to be a regular occurrence in my life, if the truth be told. And what lesson is this? You may well ask, dear reader. Well, I pretty much gave it away in the title of this post --- surrender.
Now, I understand this may mean something different to every person on this planet, for me, it can be a painful process. Though, in my defense, it is taking less time as the number of repeated lessons increases!!
We (my family) have been presented several phenomenal opportunities recently and therein began my problems. You see, I am a fixer by nature; I love to solve riddles and find answers, preferably before I go to sleep for the night. Needless to say, with life-altering possibilities looming, overnight was not an option.
After 2+ weeks of sleepless nights, tight neck muscles and many worry-filled hours, the universe kindly hit me upside the head on Sunday (metaphorically speaking, of course) and reminded me to get out of the bloody way. In our experience when I stop analyzing, dissecting and poking our future, the universe opens doors, windows and more with options I could never have imagined. This happened when we chose to move here (big stuff) and daily as we parent (less big); why oh why do I keep forgetting this???
Instead of analyzing, dissecting and poking, since Sunday I have been meditating, practicing yoga, walking the dogs and cooking good food. I admit to feeling much more content and at peace and once again the universe is a show-off (gotta love it; this happens every time!!) and in just 2 days has given us several glimpses of what it may have in store and rest assured, the future looks bright.
Not sure what any of this has to do with yoga per se; perhaps it is all the years of forward bending into surrender; perhaps it is how loving my yoga mat has always been; or perhaps it is the big lesson of learning to accept what I cannot do and work in the sacred space between ease and pain.
I wish nothing but bright futures for any and all who read this post.