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Wisdom of Daily Practice 2018 – Day 72 – 13/03/2018


Day 72 –  Tuesday wisdom from my mat.

Sometimes resistance may be strong…

It comes up unexpected. “But I really want to do this… Why can’t I do it??”

My automatic response is to try to push past it. Force it to submit so I can keep going with the sheer power of my mind.

But all I achieve is struggle, discomfort and frustration.

Then I remember… there is another way. A way to embrace my resistance.

> I can pause, bring my awareness to my body and connect with my breath. Just listen to it with curiosity.

> I can feel the support underneath me. The sensations of contact with my mat or the sofa I’m sitting on. I can feel my feet/legs on the ground, with all the sensations in them.

> I can feel my shoulders and my arms. The warmth or coldness of my hands. The level of tension I hold there.

> I can rest in my body for a few minutes. Acknowledging my physical existence with all it’s aliveness.

What does this practice do?

It allows me to come back to here and now. It helps me to get back into my body. It helps me to notice what is really going on for me. And it shifts my focus creating more space and clarity.

And from that space I remember that things need to happen at the right pace for me. Just like the unfolding of the Spring – slowly and with it’s own rhythm. And then as if by magic – it all feels different.  

Hope you’re having a good day.

Aneta xx

anetai lotus