I have been an avid Bikram yogi for 5 years. I can count on one hand how many times class has flown by when I didn’t struggle, I didn’t get annoyed and I didn’t wish I was someplace else. Yesterday, was one of those days.
I enjoyed class when I stopped fighting the present moment and accepted exactly where I was. I was in hot, humid and sticky yoga class. It was hard. This is what I had chosen to do and yet, my thoughts and my relationships to the external environment were making me resistant to it. Once I gave up this resistance and got really present to the moment I was in, I starting saying yes to life.
How many times do we dislike our circumstances?
Do we wish we were someone or somewhere else?
Do we wish things were not how they are?
When you give up this resistance, I promise you that the circumstances will change. You will see life from a totally different perspective.
Famed author Eckart Tolle says: “Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is?
What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”