This past week I’ve noticed a little shift in my awareness that has been, dare I say, really cool. I’ve been practicing yoga again the past six months, and to be honest, I’ve found it more challenging than I did earlier in my life. Age seems to do that in some arenas of our life.
So, last week I was in a class and I experienced a shift, I noticed more space in my head, less thinking during the class. And with that space came more ease and the time flowed by almost too quickly. I was enjoying class in a new way that felt so lovely. And I hadn’t had to do anything to get to this peaceful place. It felt like it was just waiting for me all the time and only my state of mind obscured it’s presence.
Today I was in a class and I was in a somewhat shitty state of mind, woke up on the wrong side of the bed or something. But this sense of space was still present. I could notice my agitation and in seeing it for the transient nature of all thought, I found it gripped and distracted me less. Blessed relief.
I make two observations from this experience. One, if we stick with things that on some level feel right for us, over time we will find more ease. And secondly, that underneath whatever our state of mind and thinking in the moment is innate wellbeing and goodness. And this is great to know when it comes to our work and relationships, because it’s how we all are wired. Knowing we are all naturally good allows the stormy times to become non personal and pass so much easier. And new ideas and love emerge without us having to do a thing.