Thank you for this excellent article...my husband died 4 weeks ago and many of the emotions that are arising you have described so succinctly. You mentioned the emptiness...when I say that I feel empty people climb all over me and 'remind' me that I have my family. They do not get it, it is an emptiness that is within. Also I am no longer a wife and all she was but I am not yet who I will be, whatever that transition looks like...so disorienting but again a real issue. Thank you for affirming much of what I and others are going through and the steps needed to actually get there. It was so perfect to find this today...thank you. Namaste.
I, too, am in a transition which involves loss and grief and the need to 'move on.' Thank you for the reminders of the afflictions and the encouragement to move through to a successful passage.
Excellent article. I am in the midst of a transition and this article describes it perfectly. Thank you for writing it because now I don't feel as alone going through it. I would have liked to understand if the Yoga Sutra speaks to a reason why we go through these things. Any ideas? If our souls are divine, then why do they come here to "learn"?
Thank you for your patience. Namaste.
This was so timely for me. I'm currently in the midst of one of these life changes. The phases described in this article helped me understand some of the confusion I am feeling. Thank you.
As it seems to happen in my life often - "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Or something close to this. This article appeared at a time of need for me. Thank you. The way in which the article was written - so clear, thoughtful and honest - helped me to hear the message. I, too, will print this out.
Thank you...I found your explanation clear and insightful. Please keep writing! Endless love...
Life can be a mysterious mess for years and years. Without yoga life would have been worse than ever imagined. Transitions are fast and furious and people are confusing everything. Who knows the right path? Who makes decisions for more than themselves? These are the people who are in tough positions. Frankly, I find it impossible to make transitions when you have no meeting of the minds. I breathe and take it minute by minute. What else can one do to remain viable? Yoga!
Excellent article. Those of on this path can easily identify with the different stages. Thanks for putting it together so thoroughly.
Ace article, I'm printing it out. Thanks a lot for writing it!
Sean M Kelly
Great article. So much of life is full of awakenings in one form or another. Some small and some real shake ups! When I think back on my own life I can think of a few that were real shake ups - one having to emigrate from Ireland because there was no work. Ended up living in London in a very tough estate - I grew up real quick. And the second was the death of my Father. After going through a lot of emotional turmoil it became like many awakenings, a blessing. It reminded me of my physical mortality and how important it is to follow your passions. And now I follow them a lot more.
Thanks for this reminder of how important awakenings are.