This morning, I listened to a podcast from Rachel Brathen on how to transform self-pity into self-love and I felt those words very deeply.
I’m someone who really hates when I’m in that mood of self-pity, but here I am, lying in bed feeling like shit from this cold and two very recent trips to the emergency (everyone is ok but we’ve been running on little sleep).
I don’t like when I feel like this because I thought I was stronger than this. I thought I had overcome these patterns of negativity. But no, they come back because I am just like everybody else – I am human.
The podcast focused on someone who had broken their neck and couldn’t practice yoga anymore.
I felt that.
The person decided to shift perspective and got inspired by Rachel’s still practice done on her yoga mat.
I felt that too.
We have so many possibilities to shift perspectives and combat numbness, low-energy, self-pity and sometimes we get stuck. And that’s ok.
But the lesson here for me is I can choose to stay low for the rest of the working season or I can choose to embrace these lows and make the best of it.
How amazing is it that a paralyzed person found a new way to practice yoga through stillness? How amazing is that?
We can have shitty days but we choose how we react and show up in our shit.
Today, I choose to show up a little bit more positive, a little bit more grateful, a little bit more humbled because I deserve some calm and peace. And so do you.