I like this writing on the "gap." To explain it I sometimes call it patience to others as I practice this often during any situations that involve waiting or a great deal of stress. This writing is good at showing how to obtain it. Thank you!
Nice reading! Uniting mind, body and spirit--that is the meaning of Yoga.
Thank you for this lovely reminder :)
I am too usy to read this, is there hope for me?
It feels "Great" to be free of internal busyiness. Try it you might just get hooked. I did.
When I voluntarily decided to retire at age 50, it took 4 years for me to come to terms with my sense of self, who I am, without needing to be identified or defined by a job, career, role, etc. At first, I didn't know what was the problem and why I needed to be busy doing something important in order to feel that I mattered. The kids had grown, I worked in various careers for 20+ years, so it was a huge change to focus on making a life at home for my spouse and I. And, I learned to meditate, to do some yoga and to live simply... which, it turns out, is really hard for a lot people to do. Now, when someone asks what I do, I answer, "Nothing." After they get over their shock, there is nothing else to talk about but what really matters.
Deborah, once I learned how not to react to situations it became easier to calm my inner self. Deciding what is important in your life is a big step in that direction. Next time you feel the urge to just "lye" on the floor, make a conscious effort to focus on your breathing and observe what is happening around you, but without reacting to anything. Try it for 5 minutes. Nothing but deep breaths; then you will be on your way to inner calmness. It may take a couple months, but you'll be amazed at what you learn about yourself along the way.
Lots of food for thought. Must say I am guilty of this inner busyness and appreciate the tips to calm and centre myself. Thank You Sally. Ntathu
So true! I so wish I could find the strength to practice in those stressful moments. I sometimes practice, and have support in that but feel guilt in savasana, it's just lying on the floor! But others don't understand.