I tend to work a lot of things out on my mat; having a bad day, a tough situation, a question on my mind, relationship issues, conflicts at work. I bring it all to my mat and somehow, someway it just gets figured out. One of my favorite mentors always says everything is figureoutable She’s right, for the most part I realize this, I know that if I stress - things come to a halt, the universe can’t find a way in to do what it needs to do. If I worry on an issue or linger there to long chances are whatever I’m worried about happens, only because I brought attention to it. When I come to my mat with whatever ails me, bothers me or has disturbed my peace I find a way for it to cease. Somehow things that seemed important don’t reign as high anymore and instead of reacting, I find a way to sit back and let whatever happens, be.
It’s not that I suddenly don’t care or worry or put any effort into making things so; it’s just that I realize what I can do and what I should let God do. I feel like a lot of the time we put more on our plates than what needs to be, we carry more on our shoulders than we’re meant to, part of this is control a sense of empowerment that we can do it all; but really, it’s just added stress.
So when there are things I know I can’t figure out, I bring them to my mat and I trust that by the end of my practice all that is - is all there should be.