Just when we imagine we have everything the way we want it, and everything appears to be under our control, something changes.
How do you react?
We can choose to get angry, whine, complain, throw a temper tantrum, or gossip about how much we don’t like the new whatever or whomever. It’s not going to do anything but make us miserable.
As Viktor Frankl said, “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Vinyasa practice is a meditation on the impermanence in life. We are challenged to change our thinking. We are challenged to keep breathing calmly and to respond well to the unexpected. We learn to take what comes our way without grumbling. We learn to stay focused through discomfort, difficulty, and the not-knowing of what may come next. We practice moving out of our comfort zone to strengthen our nervous system.
In this way, we prepare ourselves to handle the unexpected situations in our daily lives, learning to face situations that are out of our control with grace and dignity.
The quality of your mind determines the quality of your life.