Have you ever heard certain words strung together, words that fit together so perfectly that when you hear them, you experience a shift in consciousness? One simple sentence that can change the way that you feel? And possibly even the way that you will face each day going forward? Well, I had a moment just like this in my yoga class this morning. A few simple words that were strung together so perfectly, I felt them ignite my inner spirit.
Theresa referred to it as “flipping the emotion”, a way to change your perspective in any given moment.
“If you are uncomfortable with something, find something about it that makes you comfortable”.
It all made sense. At any given moment, I am in control of how I feel. It is up to me. And it is up to you, too. This stuff is good, like, really good.
When I asked her about it after class, she explained that in any given moment, you have the ability to bring yourself out of discomfort by a simple shift in interpretation. How you are internalizing a situation will effect how you feel in it, and by taking a step back and shifting your position, you gain the ability to see the beauty in everything.
“It doesn’t need to be a big shift, but just enough to change your perspective”.
The real magic in this thought process is the possibility to re-train our bodies to live this way. Imagine if we all were able to take a step back and find the comfort, beauty and love in everyday living? This magical stuff is right in front of us everyday, but sometimes we get so caught up in “the destination” that we forget to enjoy the ride getting there. Find comfort in knowing that when we are uncomfortable, we are growing.
Where will you find comfort in uncomfortable situations? Will it be your breath? Your interpretation? Your knowing that the universe has placed you exactly where you are supposed to be? Beginning to find comfort in everything that we do will open us up to a more passionate way of living and growing.
I hope that these words have touched you like they have touched me. If so, hang them on your wall (I know I did). Post them on fbook. Tweet them. We could all use a little reminder from time to time.
If you are in the Orlando area, I would highly suggest stopping by College Park Yoga and taking a class. It is a beautiful place overflowing with love and gratitude.
with love and finding comfort,