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Happily Unsettled

There are a lot of changes and life transitions happening within my extended family. Change can often be overwhelming and unsettling to say the least. Change calls in the new and the unknown, as we let go of the old and the known. It pushes us to adapt when most of us are probably comfortable with the habits and routines we already have. And under these circumstances the mind often wants everything to be figured out, to have plans in place. Figured out so we feel less unsettled, planned so we can close the gap on what is unknown.

This is where my yoga helps. It gives me the wisdom to know its okay to feel unsettled. Feeling unsettled is not a sign of weakness, but rather a hallmark of being human. Change and transformation often come through a place of great unsettling. There is no way around it as much as we may try to avoid it. By giving these emotions space, I allow myself to focus on what is present. Rather than the mind spinning out of control trying to narrow the gap of discomfort, I can remember to draw back to center and take life one step at a time. It gives me the space to carry the uncertainty within the solidity of what is here in this moment. There is room enough for both.

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  1. Hey Sheila,
    How in few words you just made it clear that everyone should be fine with the unknown. I loved your blog…!! How really this mind of ours create such discomfort if doesn’t have any plan to run over over again. I completely agree with that yes yoga is a great practice which helps you live in the present.

    March 18, 2012
  2. wonderful message. thanks for sharing. oh, and i loved the title!

    March 19, 2012

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