Short but Sweet: Staying with the DarkPosted: August 9, 2011
Perfect theme in yoga class today. There are times when you’re in a pose and it’s tough, uncomfortable, downright painful, but if you open to grace, breathe and stay with it, it will charge your muscles and make you brighter inside, able to stretch out and shine out more. This really resonated for me today. I’ve been feeling a bit down and dark the past few days; things have come up lately in my life that are hard to look at, hard to face. But avoiding them is not the answer. True strength, true engagement in life, is letting everything in, accepting it all — the good and the bad — and knowing that you have what it takes to stay with the bad stuff, to unravel it, use it to charge yourself, move through it, and shine out more truly and brightly than before.