Yoga teaches me that most things are temporary and I can be still and watch the show. Like the dashes that follow a cartoon bee across an animated skyline, circumstances in life fluctuate. Sometimes there is a lot of movement in our families, friends, and culture in general. And other times, life is still and gets boring. In both instances, active or slow, we don’t have to make a change.
My boyfriend and I decided to move in together and during the planning process I felt deep resistance. It seemed like everything he did annoyed me! I didn’t hide it either. I brought up each and every issue as it arose. Underneath it all, I felt a deep love and affection for him, knowing that this move together and our relationship was what I like to call “in-the-flow.” But what I wasn’t feeling was what I wanted to feel which is the “I-just- met-you vibe.”
I was talking with my mentor and she asked how my relationship was going and I told her that I was having difficulty with my boyfriend, but I didn’t feel like anything needed to change. And she concurred, dropping some real wisdom: “Life moves but we can breathe through it and recognize that’s just how things are in the moment.”
Later that day I met up with my boyfriend and he gave me a warm hug and a sweet kiss. I smiled, thinking, “this is just how it is right now.” There is a deep pleasure gleaned from recognizing that present circumstances are “just how they are” and we can watch and enjoy the experience.
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