Happy day to you!
The experience of vulnerability is one of the most difficult “feelings” for most of us to go through. Vulnerability arises in all areas of our lives, something new, old, change, the list can go on. There is a tendency to run, hide or suppress as to be vulnerable can be very unsettling, for the body and the mind, which will throw us off our center balance point and cause the some of the smallest of situations to become difficult and feel large.
When we give ourselves permission to surrender and “feel” our way into the vulnerable moments with grace and ease there is an equanimity that will arise from within us that allows us to move through even the most difficult of times.
For some of us the ability to sit, meditate, REST, and allow is difficult even though we should be able to do this at anytime, moment or space. If you are finding it difficult to get grounded, take time out to create a “space”, where you feel safe, comfortable and practice being still in that space.
I love my mat for this reason, when I REST, I listen to what my body tells me… if it aches, I move and practice so that it can stretch out beyond its natural state. If my head is busy, I will set my mind to task, with sound or prayer so that I can ground it. With my breath I offer my body and mind a communication tool that will assist the body and mind to be nourished with life force. I could go on and on about the importance of “just being” and allowing the fears of vulnerability to subside by a continuous yoga practice, devoted to the self… but I will not because that if your journey and for you to discover and your experience will be different from mine.
When all is said and done being devoted to our “self,” to our “I AM” is the greatest gift that we can give ourselves, and the choice of practice is not as importance as the devotion and the consistency that you put into it all is next to none.
You are worth every moment that you give yourself and more… it is not ego it is love. After all, when all is said and done, love, truth and grace, will carry us all.
And when we feel a sense of “self” combined with love, trust, truth and grace we will be able to share our authentic and true self with others, without fear, with freedom and not hold back on life, with the ability to ebb and flow with the sense life balance.
Live your best life for you and the rest will follow, have a great day and see you on the mat!