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 a mood of self-pity, but here I am, lying in bed feeling like shit.
I don’t like when I feel like this because I’m usually stronger than this. I thought I had overcome these patterns of negativity. But no, they come back because I am human, just like everybody else.
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 was 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. We all do.