Feb 1

“Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist persists.” – Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth, p.75

I am standing by the old adage “no news is good news”.  My son has completed all of the recommended testing and now we are awaiting results.  (We have an appointment this Friday.)

Last week I was definitely resisting my worry and concern.  I didn’t want to be caught up in my what-ifs.  So I put on that smile and said all the ‘it’s going to be okay’s and the ‘everything is fine’s.  But inside my heart was hurting.  And the more I ignored it, the more it hurt.  By fighting my emotion, I was giving strength to it.

I finally found some time alone to place myself in a few of my favorite restorative yoga poses so I could be with my emotion – while at the same time surrendering to a greater force.  Afterwards, I truly felt lighter.  Like the heaviness in my heart was lifted.  There was all this space around me and inside of me.  My smiles became real smiles.

The gift of yoga is to help us find the space to be fully and peacefully present – no matter what life hands us.

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