Have you found yourself waiting. Waiting to see what things might look like tomorrow, or the next day or the day after that. This idea of waiting for a plan, for more clarification or certainty. I have! I noticed my energy depleting and my mind becoming restless and impatient. Moving between an inspired space of wanting to create and share and grow one minute, followed by frustration and feeling bound and restricted the next. I have been handing my power over by relying on some external source to give me some sense of assuredness, to give me solid ground, to gift me freedom from my own restlessness mind however, only I am the change I seek. And just like that there was no more waiting. Ahhhhhh! Awareness and sweet Abhyasa, sanskrit word meaning to practice or return to. By taking back this responsibility I was able to dive deeper in my yogic practice, I was able to restore connection and stability, to come home. Taking back my power, containing my vital energy meant that I was able to move through all of this uncertainty with a much greater sense of detachment. In sanskrit this is known as Vairagyam, a state of feeling free, free from what I cannot control. Abhyasa and Vairagyam is an embodiment of the ancient wisdom gifted to us in the Sutra’s of Patanjali (1:12) where we learn to uplift ourselves, even when our environment, thoughts, feelings and tendencies threaten to pull us down. An opportunity to take back your power through positive action. To make an effort to invest in yourself, in your self-care. To take time for practice, stillness and reflection, to face what you need to face so you can shift your energy and your attitude.
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~ Francesca Reigler Aim high and control your restless mind With love Dani