Some very successful and accomplished people will sometimes ask me – How can I let go more? What do I need to do to be more relaxed? How can I be less impatient? What can I do to be more flexible?…My answer for each question is usually the same, whether it’s at work, in life or on our yoga mat….
It isn’t about what you can DO differently, its about changing how you are seeing things – Shifting your perspective into one of noticing and being with whatever is happening right there and then.
“Notice where the resistance is.
Allow it in…. name it.
Give it space…. embrace it.
Make friends with it.
Breathe in deeply and let the exhale soften the tension and move the energy through you.”
Discomfort is usually a message that something needs attention.
It isn’t a message to stop it, escape from it , get annoyed with it or avoid it. (Although that’s how we may react to it out of conditioning and habit!)
By being kind to our discomfort, it can show us what is needed.
So, the key to letting go, relaxing more, being more patient and more flexible is to notice where you are resisting and allowing it in. Then be kind to yourself!
It may sound counter intuitive, but try it and see what amazing wisdom lies within you …