Got some sad news today that affects the future of my ashtanga practice 100%. I can’t say it rocked my world… I sort of knew it was coming soon. I just didn’t know when or where. This is all very vague, I know. I can’t really expand beyond the shadowy metaphors at this time.
The thing about the news is although it’s sad for me, it’s great for others. So that’s where I focused my energy. My practice? It will be here always. It is within me, and although external factors do have a tendency to act as obstacles or as enablers, it is my choice how I allow these to effect me.
So, taking a page from Lisa’s book, I choose to embrace the upcoming changes, these obstacles will become enablers.
These next few months will be ones of great change. My whole life will shift, physically, professionally, and now in my practice as well. And while I’ve been dreading this period of unease and embracing my absolute fear of the unknown future, now’s the time to let that go. The funny thing is, before I heard this news I was starting to let go of the fear and dread. I was starting to feel excited for what the future holds, the new house, the new career… change. And then I read the words and I was thrown right back to that place of panic, fear, and dread. “Not my practice… that’s the one thing that would stay with me no matter what.” And then, I let a little common sense in. And I let the emotions of fear, dread, sadness leave.
Through these doors… Opportunity.