“We can’t change what we can’t connect to.” -John Amaral
So often in life, we’re met with discomfort, pain, and suffering and we turn immediately to a “why me?” mentality. Or we get so overwhelmed, scared, or freaked out that we literally allow said discomfort to cripple our minds, bodies, and/or spirits. The day we realize that discomfort is an opportunity, pain is information, and suffering is temporary is the day our lives CHANGE. I don’t share this to say it’s bad to feel any of these sensations, but rather to remind us that it’s inevitable, but so often we play the victim card, put a band aid over it, or burry the sensation. No discomfort, pain, or suffering is ever random... does it suck? Duh! Is it annoying AF? Obviously! But can it change? ABSOLUTELY.
The only way we see the other side is to connect. The word “yoga” literally means “to yolk”- it is a practice of connecting to our bodies on deeper, more profound layers than merely physical. It is a practice that teaches us it’s normal to FEEL, cry, express, & explore curiosity...
To be honest, most of us are walking around with trauma in some form or another... and most of us have NO IDEA. We’ve piled layers upon ourselves to mask what’s really going on on an energetic, emotional, or spiritual level and honestly haven’t a clue that we have yet to deal with a childhood trauma of “feeling silenced” or “not heard” until one day, we wake up with debilitating neck pain (throat chakra)and if we don’t truly CONNECT to ourselves, the “neck pain” will never go away. Sure, it will be “fixed” temporarily by medication, chiropractors, or surgery... but it will never be HEALED until we connect with the “pain in the neck.” It is the day we finally have the courage to CONNECT that our lives actually begin to shift and even the most uncomfortable or painful situations become less confusion & victimhood and more realization & understanding- THAT will guide us to changing our lives for the better!
Try This for Connectivity:
• yoga at least 3 times a week, working in one class that just feels good, one that pushes you, and one that softens you.