The road starts to get narrow and you look down to see the steep cliffs on either side of you. People might tell you, "just get through it" and they're right! But how do you get through it?
There will be numerous times when life feels like you're going against the grain or your luck has run out. The road starts to get narrow and you look down to see the steep cliffs on either side of you. People might tell you, "just get through it" and they're right! But how do you get through it?
When the road is treacherous, looking back at the path you just traveled is about as helpful as looking forward at the path before you. Looking back and forward does not move you faster through the challenging parts. You still need to take one foot in front of the other and keep moving! If you get tired, it is good to rest, but know that each little step you take will be one step closer to getting through it. When it is hard to move down that path, move slower. Be more deliberate with each step. Feel the ground beneath your feet, be conscious of each rock, feel the pain and resistance. What does this look like for you today?
I am experiencing a treacherous path right now. I forget to be conscious of each step and I lose time, I lose space and I lose myself. Even when there are setbacks, I have to remember to keep my healthy practices, to feel my body in yoga, to meditate, to cook, to write, to play guitar, to hike and to be open to the possibilities. I forget the treacherous parts are opportunities for me to become more skilled, stronger, more flexible and ultimately more present. And I know it's just a few more steps to go.